Role Conflict and Ambiguity: Journal Article uri icon



  • A review of the nursing literature provides a number of hypotheses regarding levels among nurses of role ambiguity (uncertainty regarding others' expectations) and role conflict (incompatible demands from various role senders or from multiple roles held simultaneously). Questionnaire data collected from 504 registered staff nurses, licensed practical nurses, nurses aides and head nurses/supervisors in five hospitals failed to provide much support for these hypotheses. Although levels ofrole conflict and ambiguity were low for most nurses, they were significantly related to job stress, organizational commitment, job satisfaction, and intentions to quit.

publication date

  • December 1, 1981

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  • closed

Date in CU Experts

  • June 24, 2014 1:58 AM

Full Author List

  • Rosse JG; Rosse PH

author count

  • 2

Other Profiles

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0163-2787

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-3918

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 385

end page

  • 405


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