Using empowerment to build trust and respect in the workplace: a strategy for addressing the nursing shortage

Nurs Econ. Jan-Feb 2005;23(1):6-13, 3.


In this study of 273 staff nurses, higher levels of structural empowerment were found to positively influence perceptions of interactional justice, respect, and trust in management, which, ultimately, increased perceptions of job satisfaction and organizational commitment.

MeSH terms

  • Attitude of Health Personnel*
  • Chi-Square Distribution
  • Humans
  • Interprofessional Relations
  • Job Satisfaction*
  • Models, Organizational*
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital / organization & administration
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital / psychology*
  • Ontario
  • Power, Psychological*
  • Social Justice*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Trust*