Demographic diversity, value congruence, and workplace outcomes in acute care.

  title={Demographic diversity, value congruence, and workplace outcomes in acute care.},
  author={Michael G Gates and Barbara A Mark},
  journal={Research in nursing & health},
  volume={35 3},
Nursing scholars and healthcare administrators often assume that a more diverse nursing workforce will lead to better patient and nurse outcomes, but this assumption has not been subject to rigorous empirical testing. In a study of nursing units in acute care hospitals, the influence of age, gender, education, race/ethnicity, and perceived value diversity on nurse job satisfaction, nurse intent to stay, and patient satisfaction were examined. Support was found for a negative relationship… CONTINUE READING

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