Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Applicability of health care leadership competence and leadership behaviors for women's achieving health care executive status
by Todman, Jasmine Valerie, Ph.D., Capella University, 2016, 132; 10137895
Abstract (Summary)

This study examined the relationship between health care leadership competencies as measured by the American College of Healthcare Executives Healthcare Executives Competencies Assessment Tool 2014 and leadership behaviors measured by the Path-Goal Theory Leadership Questionnaire among health care administrators and executives. The purpose of the study was to identify relationships between the 4 leadership behaviors (Directive, Supportive, Achievement-Oriented, and Participative) of the path-goal leadership theory with the 4 leadership competencies (Leadership Skills and Behavior, Organizational Climate and Culture, Communicating Vision, and Managing Change) from the health care sector as identified by the Leadership Domain of the American College of Healthcare Executives Healthcare Executive Competencies Assessment Tool 2014. Leadership competencies have been linked to increased performance and building professional development in individuals. For this study, quantitative methodology using survey administration was distributed to health care administrators and executives across the United States. Multiple linear regression design addressed the relationship among the Path-Goal Theory Leadership Questionnaire leadership behaviors variables and the health care leadership competencies identified by the Leadership Domain of the American College of Healthcare Executives Healthcare Executives Healthcare Executive Competencies Assessment Tool 2014. One hundred and fifty-three health care administrators and executives from across the United States were surveyed. The Path-Goal Theory Leadership Questionnaire was used to examine the impact of leadership behaviors on leadership competencies. The results of this study verified Directive and Supportive leadership behaviors were statistically significant predictors of health care leadership competencies in male subjects. Achievement-Oriented and Participative leadership behaviors were positive predictors of health care leadership competencies in female subjects. However, there was no statistical significance found between the organizational climate and culture health care leadership competencies in women.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Moore, Julia, Davis, Constance
Commitee: Heisler, Jacqueline, Moore, Julia, Walker-Marciano, Alisha
School: Capella University
Department: Public Service Leadership
School Location: United States -- Minnesota
Source: DAI-B 78/01(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Womens studies, Health care management
Keywords: Competencies, Healthcare, Leadership, Styles
Publication Number: 10137895
ISBN: 9781339935065