Nurse Managers’ Work Life Quality and Their Participation in Knowledge Management: A Correlational Study

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Zahra Hashemi Dehaghi 1 , Abbas Sheikhtaheri 2 , * , Fariba Dehnavi 3

1 Eye Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran

2 Department of Health Information Management, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran

3 Social Security Organization, Tehran, IR Iran

How to Cite: Hashemi Dehaghi Z, Sheikhtaheri A, Dehnavi F. Nurse Managers’ Work Life Quality and Their Participation in Knowledge Management: A Correlational Study, Iran Red Crescent Med J. 2015 ; 17(1):e96003. doi: 10.5812/ircmj.18204.

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Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal: 17 (1); e96003
Published Online: December 24, 2014
Article Type: Research Article
Received: July 03, 2019
Accepted: April 09, 2014
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Abstract

Background: The association between quality of work life and participation in knowledge management is unknown.

Objectives: This study aimed to discover the association between quality of work life of nurse managers and their participation in implementing knowledge management.

Materials and Methods: This was a correlational study. All nurse managers (71 people) from 11 hospitals affiliated with the Social Security Organization in Tehran, Iran, were included. They were asked to rate their participation in knowledge management and their quality of work life. Data was gathered by a researcher-made questionnaire (May-June 2012). The questionnaire was validated by content and construct validity approaches. Cronbach’s alpha was used to evaluate reliability. Finally, 50 questionnaires were analyzed. The answers were scored and analyzed using mean of scores, T-test, ANOVA (or nonparametric test, if appropriate), Pearson’s correlation coefficient and linear regression.

Results: Nurse managers’ performance to implement knowledge management strategies was moderate. A significant correlation was found between quality of work life of nurse managers and their participation in implementing knowledge management strategies (r = 0.82; P < 0.001). The strongest correlations were found between implementation of knowledge management and participation of nurse managers in decision making (r = 0.82; P < 0.001).

Conclusions: Improvement of nurse managers’ work life quality, especially in decision-making, may increase their participation in implementing knowledge management.

Keywords

Job Satisfaction Knowledge Management Nurse Administrators

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