Participation in Policy Determination by Registered Nurses in Not-for-Profit and Proprietary Facilities

Todd L. Idson, Steven Ullmann

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It is generally assumed in the not-for-profit literature that when not-for-profit and proprietary facilities coexist in the same industry, workers gener ally have a preference for employment in not-for-profit facilities. A question arises, however, as to whether the work environment is better in not-for-profit facilities. This article examines this issue, using data from the 1985 National Nursing Home Survey. Our results indicate that while the degree of participation in policy determination by registered nurses is greater in proprietary facilities than not-for-profit facilities, once personal and insti tutional controls are introduced, the effect of type of ownership on the degree of policy determination by registered nurses becomes insignificant. The main factor producing the gross differentials is found to be the larger average size of not-for-profit institutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-55
Number of pages17
JournalNonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes


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