Relationship Between Nurse Managers' Leadership Styles and Staff Nurses' Job Satisfaction in a Greek NHS Hospital
American Journal of Nursing Science
Volume 7, Issue 3-1, June 2018, Pages: 45-50
Received: Nov. 5, 2017; Accepted: Nov. 7, 2017; Published: Nov. 24, 2017
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Christina Konstantinou, General Hospital of Kastoria, Kastoria, Greece
Panagiotis Prezerakos, Laboratory of Integrated Health Care, Faculty of Nursing, University of Peloponnese, Sparta, Greece
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Abstract
Leadership style of nurse managers plays a significant role in staff nurses' job satisfaction. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between leadership style of nurse managers and nurses' job satisfaction in a Greek NHS Hospital. Two questionnaires were distributed to and completed by the nursing staff working in the Hospital: a) the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ Form) for distinguished nurse managers' leadership style of and b) the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire (MSQ) to measure the dependent variable of the nurses’ job satisfaction Data were collected from December 2013 to March 2014. Data were entered and analyzed using SPSS version19.0. Significance level was set up to p≤0.05. The mean scores of the subscales of transformational leadership style were slightly higher than the mean scores of the subscales of the transactional leadership style, which leads us to conclude that nurses prefer the transformational leadership style. The overall rating of satisfaction and the satisfaction scores due to intrinsic factors indicated moderate satisfaction, while the satisfaction rates due to extrinsic factors indicated low satisfaction. Further studies in the greek healthcare sector are recommended to determine the perceptions of head and staff nurses on various leadership styles and its effects.
Keywords
Transformational and Transactional Leadership, Nurses, Job Satisfaction, MLQ, MSQ
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Christina Konstantinou, Panagiotis Prezerakos, Relationship Between Nurse Managers' Leadership Styles and Staff Nurses' Job Satisfaction in a Greek NHS Hospital, American Journal of Nursing Science. Special Issue: Nursing Education and Research. Vol. 7, No. 3-1, 2018, pp. 45-50. doi: 10.11648/j.ajns.s.2018070301.17
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