A Job Diagnostic Survey of Nursing Home Caregivers: Implications of Job Redesign
Nursing home caregiving was analyzed as a job, subject to management intervention. Specifically examined was the usefulness of job redesign, a managerial intervention used to enhance worker motivation and effectiveness. Information from interviews with administrators was combined with survey data from aides and LPNs (n= 489) in 21 nursing homes to assess to need for, and feasibility of, redesign of caregiving work. Implementation principles and examples are included.
Brannon, Diane; Smyer, Michael A.; Cohn, Margaret; Borchardt, Lawrewnce; Landry, Julie A.; Jay, Gina M.; Garfein, Adam J.; Malonebeach, Eileen; and Walls, Carla. "A Job Diagnostic Survey of Nursing Home Caregivers: Implications of Job Redesign." Gerontologist 28, no. 2 (1988) : 246-252.