The purpose of this quantitative, descriptive, correlational research study was to determine the relationship between leadership behaviors, transactional and transformational, with job satisfaction among healthcare professionals. Regression analysis determined the degree of association between leadership behaviors and job satisfaction among the categorical variables of three generations, gender, healthcare professional types, and three salary ranges. The results of this study indicated that transformational leadership behaviors were positively associated with job satisfaction but not all transformational leadership behavioral components. Surprisingly, intellectual stimulation, a transformational leadership behavior, was negatively associated in all independent and categorical variables of healthcare professions.
The three generations established individual and unique preferences for leadership behaviors. Furthermore, generational characteristics formed a contextual leadership relationship between the Baby Boomers and Generation X with a significant difference with the newest generation, Generation Y. The Gen Y cohort, sometimes referred to as echo boomers, is not similar to the Baby Boomers once they beginning to enter the healthcare workforce contrary to the literature. The newest generation presents a uniquely difference preference for leadership behaviors. Those in the middle to higher salary ranges, female groups, the nursing and physical/occupational therapy professions demonstrated a statistically significant positive association with certain components of transformational leadership behaviors that can form the basis for new healthcare leadership strategies.
|School:||University of Phoenix|
|School Location:||United States -- Arizona|
|Source:||DAI-A 70/01, Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Management, Occupational psychology, Health care management|
|Keywords:||Generation, Generational perceptions, Health care, Health care professional, Job behaviors, Job satisfaction, Leadership, New England|
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