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Leadership and job satisfaction among Azorean hospital nurses: an application of the situational leadership model.
J Nurs Manag. 2011 Nov; 19(8):1047-57.JN

Abstract

AIMS

The aim of this study was to describe nurse managers' leadership behaviours, comparing them with staff nurses' perceptions of their leader's leadership, as well as to determine if leadership components affect job satisfaction among staff nurses.

BACKGROUND

Understanding the leadership phenomenon using a detailed theoretical framework, such as the situational leadership model, allows for the deconstruction of leadership into small segments, thereby producing a vast but detailed picture of the process involved in leading people.

METHOD

This quantitative, descriptive, inferential and correlational study involved the participation of 266 nurses (managers and staff) from two public Portuguese Azorean hospitals.

INSTRUMENTS

The Leadership Effectiveness and Adaptability Description questionnaire, developed by Hersey and Blanchard, was used to assess leadership behaviours. A job satisfaction instrument, developed by the authors, was also used to determine staff nurses' satisfaction.

RESULTS

The study revealed important differences between nurse managers and staff nurses regarding the perception of leadership components. Low levels of job satisfaction among staff nurses were detected. It was also found that some leadership components are related to staff nurses' satisfaction.

CONCLUSIONS

Nurse managers must be aware of their leadership, applying appropriate styles, thereby developing their staff nurses' skills while promoting their professional satisfaction.

IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING MANAGEMENT

Leadership is a complex process that is not separable from job satisfaction. Promoting effective leadership through formal training among nurse managers may translate into having more satisfied nurses, better nursing care, and stronger leadership.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Central Operating Theatre, Divino Espírito Santo Hospital EPE, Azores, Portugal. furtado_luis@sapo.ptNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22074307

Citation

Furtado, Luís Carlos Do Rego, et al. "Leadership and Job Satisfaction Among Azorean Hospital Nurses: an Application of the Situational Leadership Model." Journal of Nursing Management, vol. 19, no. 8, 2011, pp. 1047-57.
Furtado LC, Batista Mda G, Silva FJ. Leadership and job satisfaction among Azorean hospital nurses: an application of the situational leadership model. J Nurs Manag. 2011;19(8):1047-57.
Furtado, L. C., Batista, M. d. a. . G., & Silva, F. J. (2011). Leadership and job satisfaction among Azorean hospital nurses: an application of the situational leadership model. Journal of Nursing Management, 19(8), 1047-57. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2834.2011.01281.x
Furtado LC, Batista Mda G, Silva FJ. Leadership and Job Satisfaction Among Azorean Hospital Nurses: an Application of the Situational Leadership Model. J Nurs Manag. 2011;19(8):1047-57. PubMed PMID: 22074307.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Leadership and job satisfaction among Azorean hospital nurses: an application of the situational leadership model. AU - Furtado,Luís Carlos Do Rego, AU - Batista,Maria da Graça Câmara, AU - Silva,Francisco José Ferreira, Y1 - 2011/08/10/ PY - 2011/11/15/entrez PY - 2011/11/15/pubmed PY - 2012/4/11/medline SP - 1047 EP - 57 JF - Journal of nursing management JO - J Nurs Manag VL - 19 IS - 8 N2 - AIMS: The aim of this study was to describe nurse managers' leadership behaviours, comparing them with staff nurses' perceptions of their leader's leadership, as well as to determine if leadership components affect job satisfaction among staff nurses. BACKGROUND: Understanding the leadership phenomenon using a detailed theoretical framework, such as the situational leadership model, allows for the deconstruction of leadership into small segments, thereby producing a vast but detailed picture of the process involved in leading people. METHOD: This quantitative, descriptive, inferential and correlational study involved the participation of 266 nurses (managers and staff) from two public Portuguese Azorean hospitals. INSTRUMENTS: The Leadership Effectiveness and Adaptability Description questionnaire, developed by Hersey and Blanchard, was used to assess leadership behaviours. A job satisfaction instrument, developed by the authors, was also used to determine staff nurses' satisfaction. RESULTS: The study revealed important differences between nurse managers and staff nurses regarding the perception of leadership components. Low levels of job satisfaction among staff nurses were detected. It was also found that some leadership components are related to staff nurses' satisfaction. CONCLUSIONS: Nurse managers must be aware of their leadership, applying appropriate styles, thereby developing their staff nurses' skills while promoting their professional satisfaction. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING MANAGEMENT: Leadership is a complex process that is not separable from job satisfaction. Promoting effective leadership through formal training among nurse managers may translate into having more satisfied nurses, better nursing care, and stronger leadership. SN - 1365-2834 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22074307/Leadership_and_job_satisfaction_among_Azorean_hospital_nurses:_an_application_of_the_situational_leadership_model_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2834.2011.01281.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -