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A correlational study of servant leadership and registered nurse job satisfaction in acute health -care settings
by Amadeo, Carol Agnes, Ed.D., University of Phoenix, 2008, 184; 3350849
Abstract (Summary)

Health-care leaders must address registered nurse job dissatisfaction in acute health-care settings to mitigate the critical nursing shortage. The quantitative research study with a correlational design determined (a) the extent that RNs perceive servant leadership behaviors in nonprofit, acute health-care settings, and (b) the relationship between perceptions of servant leadership behaviors and individual job satisfaction. A stratified sample of 313 RNs from two nonprofit acute care hospitals in the northwestern U.S. completed the Organizational Leadership Assessment (OLA) instrument. Results indicate a strong correlation between perceptions of servant leader behaviors and RN job satisfaction in acute health-care settings. Implications for leadership include recruiting and developing servant-minded nurse leaders who can create a caring and satisfying servant-minded nursing practice culture.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Weber, Todd
School: University of Phoenix
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-B 70/03, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Nursing, Occupational psychology
Keywords: Acute health care settings, Healthcare leadership, Job satisfaction, Nursing, Nursing leadership, Registered nurse, Servant leadership
Publication Number: 3350849
ISBN: 978-1-109-06451-3
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