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Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department / School

Graduate Nursing

First Advisor

Kay Foland


This study seeks to determine the satisfaction with implementation of shared governance. Autonomy and decision making practices are components of shared governance. These practices are limited in highly hierarchical institutions such as government hospitals. Peterson and Allen (1986, p. 10) present the need for the transformation of shared governance by stating, "Old management attitudes and structures must give way to renewed commitment to the individuals who make up the organization. The underlying belief is that responsible participation can serve to empower the whole and create a work life that is meaningful and satisfying to everyone".

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Nurses -- Job satisfaction -- Measurement
Nursing -- Practice
Nursing -- Philosophy




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