Stress in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and the leadership style of the nurse manager are predictors of job satisfaction, which is linked to intent-to-leave and increased turnover rates among ICU registered nurses. This quantitative correlational study determined that authentic leadership behaviors of transparency, self-awareness, balanced processing, and internalized moral perspective of the nurse manager significantly correlated with job satisfaction and predictor of stress among ICU RNs. A Pearson correlation was used to analyze the data from a stratified random sampling of ICU RNs from the four different not-for-profit hospitals in the northwestern United States. The positive relationship between the nurse authentic leadership behaviors of transparency, self-awareness, balanced-processing, and ethical/moral behaviors and job satisfaction and stress among ICU registered nurses recommends for the nursing leaders to have an authentic leadership training. The information gathered through this study provided the nursing leaders a better understanding of authentic leadership theory to promote a healthy work environment. Thus, a satisfying leadership behavior fosters trust, enhance job satisfaction, and supports a less stressful working situation for the ICU staff nurses.
|Commitee:||Appunn, Frank, Lopez, Edward|
|School:||University of Phoenix|
|School Location:||United States -- Arizona|
|Source:||DAI-B 80/06(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Educational leadership, Nursing, Health care management|
|Keywords:||Authentic leadership, Authentic leadership behaviors, Job satisfaction among icu nurses, Stress among icu nurses|
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