Volume 7, Issue 6, December 2018, Page: 281-286
Effect of Personal and Working Characteristics on Staff Nurses’ Leadership Behaviors in Acute Care Setting
Mohammed Shahin, King Abdulaziz Hospital, Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
Amany Abdrbo, Nursing Administration Department, Faculty of Nursing, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
Somaya Ahmed Bayoumy, Nursing Administration Department, Faculty of Nursing, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
Received: Nov. 18, 2018;       Accepted: Dec. 13, 2018;       Published: Jan. 4, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajns.20180706.21      View  92      Downloads  36
Contemporary health care organizations focus on the capability and efficiency of front-line staff to minimize bureaucracy and ensure better performance to meet the vision, mission, and values of the organization. In health care organizations, front line staff must gain leadership abilities which enable them to perform multifocal and complex tasks required by healthcare. Those leadership abilities will certainly optimize the quality of services which cannot be achieved without effective leadership. This study aims to assess nurses’ leadership behaviors and the effect of personal and working characteristics on their leadership behaviors in acute care hospitals. Cross-sectional correlational design is used to collect data from a stratified randomized sample of 129 nurses from different wards. The questionnaire includes demographic data and self-assessment leadership instrument. Most of the participants are females, married, and have children. Their age range is about 37. Nurses’ age which ranges between 35-54 years (X-Generation) rated the highest score of leadership behaviors in comparison with other generations. The results revealed that only personal characteristics (gender, education and nationality) have significant effect on nurses’ leadership behaviors. Assessing factors affecting nurses’ leadership behaviors is crucial for health care organizations to survive and succeed in the current globalized competitive work environment.
Personal and Working Characteristics, Staff Nurses, Leadership Behaviors
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Mohammed Shahin, Amany Abdrbo, Somaya Ahmed Bayoumy, Effect of Personal and Working Characteristics on Staff Nurses’ Leadership Behaviors in Acute Care Setting, American Journal of Nursing Science. Vol. 7, No. 6, 2018, pp. 281-286. doi: 10.11648/j.ajns.20180706.21
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