The Relationship between Healthcare Organizational Culture and Nurses' Empowerment

Doha E. Harhash, Hayam A.El shrief, Manal Z. Ahmed


Background: Nowadays, healthcare organizations are affected by changes and reforms, thus new challenges arise for nurses. Nurses need to have the power to achieve their personal and organizational goals. Furthermore, healthcare organizational culture shapes the organization and provides a complex understanding of crucial organizational factors that affect nurses' empowerment.

Aim: Identify the relationship between healthcare organizational culture and nurses' empowerment at hospital setting.

Methods: Descriptive correlational research design was used. A convenient sample of 225 nurses was recruited from University Hospital in the Delta of Egypt. Denison Organizational Culture Survey (DOCS), the Condition of Work Effectiveness Questionnaire (CWEQ-II), the Psychological Empowerment Instrument were used to collect data for the current study. Results: There were a strong healthcare organizational culture among study sample, moderate level of structure empowerment, and moderate level of psychological empowerment. Conclusion: There were positive correlations between healthcare organizational culture, structural, and psychological empowerment. There was a positive correlation between structure and psychological empowerment. Only gender that did not vary with psychological empowerment. Sustaining a strong healthcare organizational culture enhances structure and psychological empowerment among nurses.

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International Journal of Studies in Nursing  ISSN 2424-9653 (Print)  ISSN 2529-7317 (Online)

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