La satisfaction et l’engagement au travail du personnel infirmier sont liés aux résultats des patients. Les infirmières de nuit fournissent des soins de santé à la population et font face à des défis uniques dans l’exécution de leurs tâches de soins de santé. Par conséquent, l’étude actuelle visait à examiner la satisfaction des besoins fondamentaux quotidiens et l’engagement professionnel des infirmières de nuit en fonction de la satisfaction de trois besoins psychologiques fondamentaux, comme l’indique la théorie de l’autodétermination.
Nurses’ satisfaction and work engagement have been linked to patient outcomes. Nightshift nurses provide healthcare to the population and experience unique challenges in performing their healthcare tasks. Therefore, the current study aimed to investigate the daily basic needs satisfaction and work engagement of nightshift nurses in accordance with the satisfaction of three basic psychological needs as indicated by the Self-Determination Theory. A quantitative, ‘shortitudinal’ design (diary study; over a few days) with a multi-level research approach using a daily diary survey method was completed by a convenience sample of nurses working the nightshift in a public hospital (n = 33). The results revealed that the daily need for autonomy and need for relatedness did not significantly predict variance in daily work engagement. However, need for competence did significantly predict variance in daily work engagement, and general emotional load explained significant variability in daily need satisfaction of competence. Lastly, general role clarity had a negative impact on the daily variability in work engagement. This study provides healthcare organisations with explanations for variance in nursing performance and suggests possible interventions to address nursing outcomes in accordance with the three basic needs of nightshift nurses in daily activity.