Factors Related to Job Empowerment of Professional Nurses in Bangkok Hospitals in Eastern Region

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Niramon Tosati
Areerut Khumyu
Khemaradee Masingboon



             The purposes of this research was to study the relationship between transformational leadership, job environment, and job empowerment of professional nurses. A multi-stage sample of 84 nurses in Bangkok hospitals in eastern region participated in study. The research instruments were demographic record form and questionnaires including transformational leadership, job environment, and job empowerment questionnaires. The Cronbach’s alpha coefficients were.97, .88, and .96 respectively. Data were analyzed by using descriptive statistics and Pearson’s product-moment correlation coefficient.

             The research results showed that the overall mean scores of transformational leadership, job environment and job empowerment as perceived by nurses were at a high level (M = 4.13, SD = 0.57; M = 3.92, SD = 0.46; and M = 3.84, SD = 0.66 respectively) and job environment and transformational leadership had high and positive relationships with job empowerment of professional nurses in Bangkok hospitals in eastern region with a significant level of < .01

(r = .797 and r = .735 respectively). Nursing administrators could apply this research results to improve personnel development. Nursing administrators should increase their own transformational leadership, provide an environment, increase professional nurses’ job empowerment and enhance their motivation. Use their knowledge and ability to work at full capacity and remain with the organization.



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