Comparing the impact of leader–member exchange, psychological empowerment and affective commitment upon Australian public and private sector nurses: implications for retention

Yvonne Brunetto, Kate Shacklock, Timothy Bartram, Sandra G. Leggat, Rod Farr-Wharton, Pauline Stanton, Gian Casimir
<span title="">2012</span> <i title="Informa UK Limited"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/t3n2qv6lhzbmtjkauxq63fxvpu" style="color: black;">International Journal of Human Resource Management</a> </i> &nbsp;
This study uses Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) theory to test the associations between the supervisor-subordinate relationship, psychological empowerment and affective commitment amongst 1283 nurses working in Australian public and private hospitals. Both qualitative and quantitative data were collected, analysed and are presented. The findings show that the quality of leader-member exchange is more important in public sector nursing contexts than in the private sector with regard to the
more &raquo; ... hip between empowerment and affective commitment. Further, the relationship between empowerment and affective commitment is stronger for nurses in public sector organisations with low quality leader-member exchange than for nurses in public sector organisations with high quality leader-member exchange. As empowerment and affective commitment are both predictors of staff retention, the findings can assist in developing targeted current and future retention strategies for healthcare management. Comparing the impact of leader-member exchange, psychological empowerment and affective commitment upon Australian public and private sector nurses: Implications for retention
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