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The Role of Professional Competency in Influencing Job Satisfaction and Organizational Citizenship Behaviour among Palliative Care Nurses

Biagioli, V., Prandi, C., Nyatanga, Brian and Fida, R. (2018) The Role of Professional Competency in Influencing Job Satisfaction and Organizational Citizenship Behaviour among Palliative Care Nurses. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing, 20 (4). pp. 677-384. ISSN 1522-2179 Online: 1539-0705

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Abstract

It is crucial that palliative care nurses feel competent to practice their profession in accordance with ethical principles, to personalise care, to remain sensitive, to ensure respect, and to communicate effectively. The aim of this study was to verify that higher levels of perceived professional competency predict better individual and organizational outcomes, such as job satisfaction (JS) and organizational citizenship behaviour (OCB). METHOD: An online cross-sectional survey was conducted with 107 Italian palliative care nurses. Structural equation modelling technique was employed for data analysis. RESULTS: The model fitted the data well: χ2 = 33.50 p = 0.12, CFI = 0.98, TLI = 0.97, RMSEA = 0.06, SRMR = 0.04. Professional competency was positively associated with both JS (β = 0.39) and OCB (β = 0.53). SIGNIFICANCE OF RESULTS: The more confidence palliative care nurses have in their professional competency, the more they are satisfied with their job and engage in OCB. Fostering professional competency in palliative nursing can help not only patients and their families, but also the nurses themselves, the organisation, and their co-workers.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: nursing care, palliative care, professional competence, self-efficacy, work performance
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Health and Society
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Depositing User: Brian Nyatanga
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2018 11:43
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2019 10:02
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/6511

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