A longitudinal analysis of the impact of workplace empowerment on work satisfaction
Article first published online: 20 APR 2004
Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of Organizational Behavior
Volume 25, Issue 4, pages 527–545, June 2004
How to Cite
Laschinger, H. K. S., Finegan, J. E., Shamian, J. and Wilk, P. (2004), A longitudinal analysis of the impact of workplace empowerment on work satisfaction. J. Organiz. Behav., 25: 527–545. doi: 10.1002/job.256
- Issue published online: 20 APR 2004
- Article first published online: 20 APR 2004
- Manuscript Accepted: 28 DEC 2003
- Manuscript Revised: 10 JUL 2003
- Manuscript Received: 29 JUL 2002
A longitudinal predictive design was used to test a model linking changes in structural and psychological empowerment to changes in job satisfaction. Structural equation modeling analyses revealed a good fit of the data from 185 randomly selected staff nurses to the hypothesized model. Changes in perceived structural empowerment had direct effects on changes in psychological empowerment and job satisfaction. Changes in psychological empowerment did not explain additional variance in job satisfaction beyond that explained by structural empowerment. The results suggest that fostering environments that enhance perceptions of empowerment can have enduring positive effects on employees. Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.