Nursing Practice Today 2018. 5(2):272-279.

Relationship between the job rotation efficacy and psychological empowerment of Iranian nurses
Mansour Ranjbar, Ali Morad Heidari Gorji


Background & Aim: We aimed to assess the relationship between job rotation and the psychological empowerment of nurses working in the teaching hospital of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences.

Methods & Materials: This is a cross-sectional study that was conducted in 2016. Its population consists of 1000 nurses working in the teaching hospital of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, 277 of them were selected as sample size using random sampling method. Spritzer’s psychological empowerment questionnaire and a researcher-made questionnaire was used to measure nurses’ view to job rotation efficacy.

Results: In this study, 75% and 25% of nurses were female and male, respectively with mean age of 32.6 (SD=2.26). The mean score of nurses’ psychological empowerment in competence, autonomy, effectiveness, significance and trust was obtained, 12.68, 13.2, 14.5, 14.23 and 14.9, respectively. In addition, the mean score of overall psychological empowerment was obtained 69.51 while the mean score of job rotation efficacy was obtained 61.2. An also results showed that job rotation efficacy in the nurses of the studied hospital is related with psychological empowerment.

Conclusions: The obtained results indicate that the efficacies of job rotation in nursing staff working in the studied hospitals are not independent from their psychological empowerment.


Job rotation; Nurse; Psychological empowerment; Iran

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