Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Psychological temperament, leadership, decision-making, and organizational results: A study of California hospital CEOs
by Chang, Myrna Loida Granadosin, D.H.A., University of Phoenix, 2010, 171; 3448402
Abstract (Summary)

At the center of growing consumerism, technological change, and regulatory pressures is the pivotal role of the hospital chief executive officer (CEO). Although CEOs have the authority to manage complicated hospital operations, few empirical studies have investigated the role of hospital CEOs in hospital performance. This quantitative correlational study was conducted to examine relationships between CEO psychological temperament, leadership, decision making, and organizational results. Thirty-three California hospital CEOs who were members of the California Hospital Association participated in the study, which engaged the use of three validated instruments: the Keirsey Temperament Sorter II, Culturally Adapted Leadership and Inspired Business Excellence and Results (CALIBER), and DecideX. The use of quantitative statistical analyses involved reporting relationships between the independent variables (psychology, leadership, and decision making) and the dependent variable (organizational results). Results showed that a weak relationship exists between temperament and organizational result and a weak relationship exists between transformational leadership and organizational result. The findings have implications for organizational change, executive training and mentoring, executive selection, team building, and information systems design that should be of interest to health-care leadership. When making strategic choices for hospital CEOs, a balanced perspective of the contribution of each psychological temperament might be valuable information for those in charge of hospital CEO selection. Further research is valuable to understand the integrative relationships of hospital CEO psychology, leadership, and decision making, as these factors relate to organizational results.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Goes, James
School: University of Phoenix
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-B 72/05, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Behavioral psychology, School administration, Health care management
Keywords: Decision-making, Healthcare, Hospital CEOs, Leadership, Organizational results
Publication Number: 3448402
ISBN: 978-1-124-54745-9
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