Effects of relational coordination among colleagues and span of control on work engagement among home-visiting nurses

Takashi Naruse, Mahiro Sakai, Satoko Nagata

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Abstract

Aim: Home-visiting nursing agencies are required to foster staff nurse's work engagement; thus, the factors related to work engagement require identification. This study examined relational coordination among colleagues and agency span of control on the work engagement of home-visiting nurses. Methods: Cross-sectional data from 93 staff nurses in 31 home-visiting nursing agencies were collected via a survey and analyzed using mixed linear regression. Results: There was no significant main effect of relational coordination among nurse colleagues on work engagement. In large agencies with a large span of control, relational coordination among nursing colleagues predicted work engagement. Nursing managers' relational coordination was found to be positively associated with staff nurse work engagement. Conclusion: Agency span of control is a moderating factor on the positive effect of relational coordination with nursing colleagues on staff nurse work engagement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)240-246
Number of pages7
JournalJapan Journal of Nursing Science
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Apr 1

Keywords

  • Coordination
  • Home-visiting nurse
  • Span of control
  • Work engagement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Research and Theory

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