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Nurses’ preferences for job-related outcomes Chioccarello, Elisabetta


This study investigates the preferences of nurses for professional and nonprofessional work-related outcomes, the professional/nonprofessional distinction arising from a theoretical framework developed by Kleingartner (1973). Using Kleingartner's distinction, various motivation theory concepts, and observations of nursing's professionalizing efforts, it was predicted that nurses would attach greater importance to professional work-related outcomes than to nonprofessional work-related outcomes. A questionnaire was developed and distributed to nurses in four different Lower Mainland hospitals. The results suggest that nurses do attach greater importance to professional than to nonprofessional work-related outcomes that this does not vary with employing hospital, and that individual work-related outcomes are rated in a very consistent and similar manner by nurses in different hospitals.

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