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Title: Head nurse perceptions of their managerial leadership behaviours
Alternative title / Subtitle: a pilot study
Authors: Τσαλουκίδης, Νικόλαος Χ.
Ουζούνης, Δημήτριος
Παπαγεωργίου, Δημήτρης Ε.
Μαρβάκη, Χριστίνα
Πεπονή, Μαρία
Trifoni, Renato
Item type: Conference publication
Keywords: Transformational leadership;Head nurse;Nurse manager;Leadership
Subjects: Medicine--Nursing
Issue Date: 16-Jul-2014
Date of availability: 16-Jul-2014
Publisher: Μαρβάκη, Χριστίνα
Abstract: Background: Transformational leadership style is positively associated with job satisfaction and retention of nursing staff. Although nurse administrators think themselves as transformational leaders’, this is not supported by their subordinates. Methodology: A 26 items self-completed questionnaire was completed by 30 head nurses, about their perception on the type of leadership they exercise. Results: 86.7% were female, 63.3% were 36-45 years’ old and a mean years being a head nurse 7.8 (+/-5.03) years. The majority of participants considered that they are very sensitive, strict, correct, humble and “get things to the edges” for a better tomorrow. Female participants could take strict and unpleasant decisions easier than male (p <0.05), while older head nurses were less tolerant of mediocrity and poor performance than the younger ones (p <0.05). Also older head nurses said the truth and did practice transparency more than their younger counterparts (p<0.05). Head nurses who had more years of experience were willing to easily disagree (p <0.05). Conclusions: Majority of head nurses think they are righteous, humble and they have the guts to improve practice at any personal cost. The findings imply that they consider themselves as transformational leaders. Transformational characteristics are affected by age, gender and years of work experience as head nurses.
Language: English
Citation: Tsaloukidis, Ch.N., Trifoni, R., Ouzounis, D., Papageorgiou, E.D., Marvaki, C., Peponi, M.. (2012). Head nurse perceptions of their managerial leadership behaviours: a pilot study. "Health Science Journal". 6 (2), 290-99.
Journal: Health Science Journal
Type of Journal: With a review process (peer review)
Access scheme: Publicly accessible
License: Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
Appears in Collections:Τόμος 6, τεύχος 2 (Απρ. - Ιουν. 2012)

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