The influence of staff nurse perception of leadership style on satisfaction with leadership: A cross-sectional survey of pediatric nurses
Abbreviated Journal Title
Int. J. Nurs. Stud.
Leadership; Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire; Satisfaction; Staff; nurse; Transactional; Transformational; MANAGERS; CONTEXT; Nursing
Background: There is evidence that transformational leadership style promotes nursing excellence. Differences in how supervisees and supervisors perceive the supervisor's leadership style may also be related to satisfaction with leadership. Research demonstrates that satisfaction with leadership is a critical element in the retention of nurses. Objective: To evaluate staff nurse and nurse leader perceptions of leadership style. Methods: 16 supervisors and 179 supervisees completed the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire and a demographic survey. Data were analyzed using parametric statistical techniques. Results: Although staff perceived leaders as employing largely transformative leadership strategies, differences existed in leader-staff congruence in interpretation of leadership style and as related to the role of the leader. Conclusions: Differences in interpretation of leadership style between supervisors and supervisees were associated with diminished satisfaction with leadership. In addition, those serving in a direct operational role (assistant nurse manager) were viewed as less transformative than leaders who maintained broader administrative responsibilities. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
International Journal of Nursing Studies
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