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Objectives: This study aimed to explore the relationships between nurses’ work environment, job stress and job satisfaction, along with the moderating effects of work environment and empowerment on the relationship between job stress and job satisfaction. Methods: A descriptive correlational design was utilised for this study. The study encompassed a convenience sample of 1,796 hospital nurses from the 11 governorates in Oman. Moreover, a self-report questionnaire that included a set of instruments was used to collect the data. Results: Nurses who perceived higher levels of job stress reported lower levels of satisfaction and empowerment and perceived their work environment as less favourable and supportive. The findings only confirmed the direct effects of work environment and empowerment on satisfaction, whereas no support was found for indirect or moderating effects. Furthermore, the hierarchical regression model showed that 46.5% of the variation in the level of job satisfaction was explained by the study variables. Conclusion: The results of this study demonstrate the importance of implementing strategies that empower staff, provide a supportive and positive work environment and tackle job stress to enhance levels of job satisfaction.

Keywords: Work Environment; Empowerment; Job Stress; Job Satisfaction; Nurses; Oman.

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AbuAlRub, R. ., Al Sabei, S. D., Al-Rawajfah, O., Labrague, L. J., & Burney, I. A. (2023). Direct and Moderating Effects of Work Environment and Structural Empowerment on Job Stress and Job Satisfaction Among Nurses in Oman. Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal, 23(4), 485–492.

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