Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2010

Publication Title

Human Resource Management Journal

Volume

20

Issue

4

First Page

375

Last Page

390

DOI

10.1111/j.1748-8583.2010.00143.x

Keywords

hospital HR practices, older nurses, worker retention

Abstract

This longitudinal study tested a model of the mechanisms through which HR practices are linked to older nurses' intention to remain with their hospital. The participants were 528 registered nurses aged 45 to 67 years. The study focused on two HR practices, flexible work options and performance evaluation practices, which are more directly under the influence of the immediate supervisor. Supervisor-related procedural justice mediated the relationship between the HR practices and perceived supervisor support (PSS), and in turn, PSS was associated with enhanced perceived organisational support (POS). POS partially mediated the relationship between PSS and affective commitment, and affective commitment fully mediated the relationship between POS and older nurses' intention to remain with their hospital. The findings indicated that fostering older nurses' commitment and ultimately retention requires HR practices relevant to older nurses, supportive and fair supervisors, and a hospital that values their contribution and cares about their well-being.

Comments

This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: When hospitals provide HR practices tailored to older nurses, will older nurses stay? It may depend on their supervisor, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1748-8583.2010.00143.x. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.

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