Leaders within the long-term care industry face a myriad of challenges as the U.S. population ages at exponential rates. Long term care is an industry that requires strong, well-developed leaders; yet, while Directors of Nursing (DONs) are viewed as key leaders in the long term care setting, few studies have focused on their leadership styles. The goal of this quantitative, non-experimental research was to determine if a relationship existed between leadership styles, personnel retention, and job satisfaction. Based on findings from this study, the `PST2 Leadership Model' was developed. This model is unique as it conceptualized various leadership theories and offers suggestions for implementation of specific leadership styles. This model may prove useful as an important teaching instrument within the long term care arena. As healthcare leaders and stakeholders continue to evaluate salient matters within the long term care community, it is prudent to utilize research such as this and comparable studies to guide the decision making process as this evidence may contribute to the viability of a challenged long term care system.
|Commitee:||Mueller, Dale, Peterson, Ellen|
|Department:||School of Public Service Leadership|
|School Location:||United States -- Minnesota|
|Source:||DAI-B 75/02(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Gerontology, Nursing, Health care management|
|Keywords:||Director of nursing, Geriatrics, Job satisfaction, Leadership, Long term care, Personnel retention|
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