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A Co-Relational Study to Assess the Relationship between the Leadership Styles of the Nurse Managers and Job Satisfaction of the Staff Nurses Working in a Selected Hospital of New Delhi

Jincy Daniel

Abstract


Health care delivery system is changing dynamically at a rapid pace in this 21st century which requires effective managers and employees. The objectives of the study were to assess and compare the leadership styles of the nurse managers as self reported by them and as perceived by the staff nurses, and to determine the relationship between the self reported leadership style and perceived leadership style with the job satisfaction of the staff nurses. Quantitative research approach with a correlational research design was adopted. 10 nurse managers and 100 staff nurses were selected using convenient sampling as sample size. Leadership behavior rating scale for nurse manager, leadership behavior rating scale for nurse manger (perceived by the staff nurses) and job satisfaction rating scale was used. There was a significant difference in the opinion of the nurse managers and staff nurses regarding transformational leadership style of the nurse manager. Most of the staff nurses were satisfied with the job. A significant relationship between the self reported leadership style and perceived leadership style with the job satisfaction of the staff nurse was found. A positive correlation was found between perceived democratic leadership style and job satisfaction of staff nurses and negative correlation between perceived autocratic leadership style and job satisfaction of staff nurses. The study concludes that nurse administrators at all levels at different settings must find innovative ways to ensuring high job satisfaction for their staff and should realize the importance of leadership role by training head nurses in their leadership roles.

 


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