Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Obstetric nurses' perceptions of manager's leadership style on job satisfaction and organizational commitment
by Adebayo, Oluyemisi Oludoyin, D.H.A., University of Phoenix, 2010, 191; 3468112
Abstract (Summary)

A recurring trend influencing healthcare capital and human resource management was unending staff shortages because many healthcare organizations experienced continuing difficulties in recruiting and retaining skilled healthcare professionals. High turnover rate of nurses has been attributed to rising frustration over lack of managerial support and ineffective or coercive managerial style and not because of problems with the hospital management or for patient care issues. The focus of the quantitative correlational study was to examine the relationship between certified inpatient obstetric nurses’ perceptions of the nurse managers’ leadership style on the level of job satisfaction and organizational commitment in acute care hospitals in Illinois. A statistically significant correlation was noted between the five transformational leadership measures and level of job satisfaction and organizational commitment of survey respondents. The implications for nursing leadership were discussed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Alexander, Rinda
School: University of Phoenix
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-B 72/10, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Nursing, Organizational behavior, Health care management
Keywords: Leadership styles, Nursing leadership, Obstetric nurses
Publication Number: 3468112
ISBN: 978-1-124-81041-6
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