The increase in a nurses quality of work life also increases the quality of patient care and patient
satisfaction in the hospitals. In this study, we investigated the effects of participation in managerial decisions of
nurses on the quality of work life.
Study design: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted among 180 staff nurses working in a private
hospital. The data were assessed by the Descriptive Information Form, Decisional Involvement Scale (DIS), and
the Nurses Quality of Work Life Scale (NQWLS). Descriptive statistics, t-test, Mann Whitney test and Kruskal Wallis
variance analysis were used in the analysis of the data. The data were evaluated at a 95% confidence interval.
Results: The 26.7% (n=48) of the participants were younger than 25 years old, 72.2% of them (n=130) graduated
from the Nursing College, and 85% (n=153) were staff nurses. The effects of age, level of education, presence of
continuing education programs, participation in certificate programs, position change, and working hours were
statistically significant on the quality of work life (p<0.05). The DIS scores were 1.78±0.52 and 2.6±0.63 for current
and desired state, respectively (p<0.001).
Conclusion: Development of the quality of work life determinants, and strengthening of nurses with participation
in administrative decisions will contribute to the improvement of nurses quality of work life.