Explaining nurses' work behaviour from their perception of the environment and work values

Miyuki Takase, Phillip Maude, Elizabeth Manias

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The present study examined how the relationship between nurses' perception of their environment and their work values could explain their job performance and whether they intended to quit their jobs. A survey (N=346) and a focus group (N=6) were used to collect data. The results revealed that nurses' job performance was maintained in an environment where they received few professional incentives due to their professionalism. In contrast, negative environmental characteristics directly impacted on nurses' intention to quit their jobs. The present study provides new insights into nurses' work behaviour.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)889-898
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Nursing Studies
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Environmental characteristics
  • Intention to quit jobs
  • Job performance
  • Nurses' work values

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