The relationships among nurses' job characteristics and attitudes toward web-based continuing learning

Yen Lin Chiu, Chin Chung Tsai, Chih Yun Fan Chiang

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The purpose of this study was to explore the relationships between job characteristics (job demands, job control and social support) and nurses' attitudes toward web-based continuing learning. A total of 221 in-service nurses from hospitals in Taiwan were surveyed. The Attitudes toward Web-based Continuing Learning Survey (AWCL) was employed as the outcome variables, and the Chinese version Job Characteristic Questionnaire (C-JCQ) was administered to assess the predictors for explaining the nurses' attitudes toward web-based continuing learning. To examine the relationships among these variables, hierarchical regression was conducted. The results of the regression analysis revealed that job control and social support positively associated with nurses' attitudes toward web-based continuing learning. However, the relationship of job demands to such learning was not significant. Moreover, a significant demands. ×. job control interaction was found, but the job demands. ×. social support interaction had no significant relationships with attitudes toward web-based continuing learning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-333
Number of pages7
JournalNurse Education Today
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr 1



  • Job control
  • Job demands
  • Nurses
  • Social support
  • Web-based continuing learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education

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