A Causal Model of Professional Nurse Engagement Using Organizational Nurse Engagement

Abstract

Employee engagement has become a hot topic in recent years. Many studies have been published that identify organizational factors that drive employee engagement. One of the important factors was organizational communication. The purpose of this study were: (a) to validate a causal model of professional nurse engagement with organizational communication as the mediator; and (b) to study the patterns of direct and indirect effect on professional nurse engagement via organizational communication. The research sample was 385 professional nurses from private hospitals in Bangkok, Thailand. The data were collected using questionnaires and were analyzed using descriptive statistics, correlation, and structural equation modelling (SEM). This study demonstrates how effect of constructive culture and transformational leadership on professional nurse engagement in private hospital using organizational communication as a mediator. Implications of the study are discussed together with limitations and suggestions for future research.



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Haruethai Jaita, University of Srinakharinwirot, Thailand
Piyapong Khaikleng, University of Srinakharinwirot, Thailand
Vitanya Vanno, University of Srinakharinwirot, Thailand

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Conference: ACP2016
Stream: Industrial Organization and Organization Theory

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