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A Comparative Study of Nursing Leadership in Professional Nurses' Associations
by Naidoo, Kalayvanie P., N.P., University of Phoenix, 2020, 184; 28092949
Abstract (Summary)

Nurses lack experiential leadership and education to develop the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes to function as transformational leaders. Transformational leadership supports positive patient outcomes. Of interest to this study was whether or not Professional Nurses’ Association platforms groom transformational leaders. The purpose of this quantitative, nonexperimental, comparative (ex post facto) study was to compare and measure the leadership characteristics of professional nurses’ association (PNA) leaders and PNA nonleaders to identify significant differences between the two groups. The sample included 141 registered nurses from the American Nurses Association target population. The Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) 5X was used to measure leadership attributes and behaviors on the independent and dependent variables. The study findings indicated that PNA leaders exhibited significantly higher levels of transformational leadership characteristics than PNA nonleaders. Post hoc analysis revealed an effect size of d = .42 representing a small but significant difference between PNA leaders and nonleaders.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Kroposki, Margaret
Commitee: Rasmussen, Nat, Lehrman, Ela-Joy
School: University of Phoenix
Department: School of Advanced Studies
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-A 82/3(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Nursing, Organizational behavior, Educational leadership
Keywords: Comparative design, Nursing leadership, Professional nurses associations
Publication Number: 28092949
ISBN: 9798672178301
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