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  1. Kath, Lisa M. PhD
  2. Stichler, Jaynelle F. DNSc, RN, FACHE, FAAN
  3. Ehrhart, Mark G. PhD


Objective: The objective of this study was to examine moderators of the negative effects of nurse managers' stress.


Background: Nurse managers have important and stressful jobs. Stress affects outcomes such as job satisfaction and intent to quit.


Methods: A quantitative, cross-sectional survey design was used to obtain a convenience sample to examine which factors buffered negative effects of stress.


Results: Nurse managers reported high levels of stress, although stress decreased with age. Autonomy was the most effective buffer, followed by social support and predictability.


Conclusions: Nurse managers should be offered autonomy and encouraged to seek support from supervisors and coworkers to reduce the negative effects of stress.