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Authors

  1. Ta'an, Wafa'a F. PhD, RN
  2. Alhurani, Jumanah MScN, RN
  3. Alhalal, Eman PhD, RN
  4. Al-Dwaikat, Tariq N. PhD, RN, CHPE
  5. Al-Faouri, Ibrahim PhD, RN

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to investigate the level of structural empowerment and explore its relationship with job performance among nurses.

 

BACKGROUND: Empowered nurses display more authority and an awareness of the accomplishment of their contribution to organizational goals.

 

METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted with a convenience sample of nurses in 4 hospitals in Jordan. Data were collected using a self-administered questionnaire.

 

RESULTS: A total of 195 nurses responded to the questionnaires, including 88 males (45.1%) and 107 females (54.9%). Overall, participants perceived their work environment to be moderately empowering. There is a significant positive correlation between structural empowerment and job performance.

 

CONCLUSIONS: Highly empowered nurses display higher performance than less empowered nurses. Nurse managers must create an empowering work environment that supports nurses' job performance positively through structural empowerment. Applying structural empowerment in the work setting is crucial for ensuring the highest quality of patient care, improving nurses' performance, and reaching the organizational goals.