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The Relationship of Positive Work Environments and Workplace Injury: Evidence from the National Nursing Assistant Survey

Journal Article
January 1, 2014

Using data from the 2004 National Nursing Assistant Survey, this study examines the negative effects of workplace injury on nursing assistants, and the workplace environment factors that are related to the rate of worker injury. The study found that nursing assistants who experience job-related injuries have lower job satisfaction and increased turnover intentions, and are less likely to recommend their nursing home to others.

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Key Takeaways

High demand, stress, and shortage in nursing home workforce contribute to one of the highest U.S. injury rates.
Nursing assistants who experience work injury show lower levels of job satisfaction and higher intention to quit.
Supervision, employee engagement, and prevention training are linked to lower nursing assistant injury rates.

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