Research - Others' Research - Detail

Leadership Characteristics: A Comparison between Nurse Managers’ Self-Related Leadership Behavior and Staff Nurses’ Perceptions

Download a Printer Friendly Version (PDF)
 
TITLE Leadership Characteristics: A Comparison between Nurse Managers’ Self-Related Leadership Behavior and Staff Nurses’ Perceptions
 
RESEARCHER Mabelen Madrid-Austria
Independence University – California College for Health Sciences
Unpublished masters’ thesis: July 2006

OBJECTIVE
The purpose of this study was to explore the self-reported and perceived leadership practices, examine leadership strengths and report professional development needs of nurse managers.

METHODOLOGY
This study was conducted at Ben Taub General Hospital (Houston, Texas), utilizing a convenience sample of six Nurse Managers – one from each critical and surgical unit and 50 Registered Staff Nurses working under their direct supervision. Participants completed the Leadership Practices Inventory. The Nurse Managers were all female and on average 48 years of age. Ninety percent of the Staff Nurses were female, with 40 percent falling in the 41-50 years of age classification.

KEY FINDINGS
Nurse Managers rated their most frequent leadership behavior as Enabling, followed by Modeling and Encouraging, then Inspiring, and least frequently Challenging. Staff Nurses viewed Modeling as the most frequent leadership behavior of their supervisors, followed by Encouraging and Enabling, then Inspiring and Challenging. The frequency scores of Nurse Managers were significantly higher than those reported from Staff Nurses on Modeling, Inspiring, Challenging and Enabling but not Encouraging.

RELATED RESOURCES

We use cookies to ensure that we provide you with the best user experience. By accessing our website, you consent to our Cookie Policy. Read more about our Cookie Policy. Additional information can also be found in our Privacy Policy.