Date of Award

Spring 1991

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Nursing

Committee Director

Sue Young

Committee Member

Christine Heine

Committee Member

Lazelle Benefield

Abstract

The intensified pressure for change in nursing organizations has presented nurse leaders with opportunities to transform bureaucratic settings into professional practice environments. Transformational leadership has been identified as supporting the changing values of staff nurses and promoting job satisfaction. The purpose of this study was to explore nurse leaders' degree of transformational leadership and the relationship between transformational leadership and staff nurse job satisfaction. Quantitative analysis, using an independent t-test, indicated a significant difference between nurse leaders' and staff nurses' perception of the nurse leaders' degree of transformational leadership. Pearson correlation analysis indicated a significant relationship between transformational leadership and staff nurse job satisfaction. Staff nurses of high-scoring transformational leaders were more positive about their work environment and level of performance. Multiple regression analysis revealed 17% of the variance in staff nurse job satisfaction was explained by nurse leader transformational leadership scores.

DOI

10.25777/aja0-fx11

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