Title

Antecedents and outcomes relating to public and private nurses’ use of intuition in England

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Xerri, MJ, Farr-Wharton, R, Brunetto, Y, Shacklock, K & Robson, F 2014, 'Antecedents and outcomes relating to public and private nurses’ use of intuition in England', Public Money & Management, vol. 34, no. 6, pp. 389-396.

Published version available form:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2014.962363

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

This paper examines public and private sector nurses’ use of intuition in England using structural equation modeling. Leader–member exchange (LMX) and perceived organizational support (POS) correlated positively with nurses’ perception of discretionary power and use of intuition. Nurses’ perception of discretionary power and use of intuition were positively correlated with their engagement. Further, differences were identified between private sector and public sector nurses in relation to the impact of workplace relationships (POS and LMX) and intuition onto perceived discretionary power and employee engagement. The results are important for all hospital managers seeking to foster employees’ use of intuition, perception of discretionary power, and engagement.