Surveying Nurse Manager Leadership Behavior with the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) in a Hospital Applying for Magnet Status

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/307963
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Surveying Nurse Manager Leadership Behavior with the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) in a Hospital Applying for Magnet Status
Author(s):
Bormann, Lorraine B.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Kappa Theta
Author Details:
Lorraine B. Bormann, PhD, RN, MHA, CPHQ, lorraine.bormann@wku.edu
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Transformational leadership behaviors of nurse managers are related to staff nurse job satisfaction.   Transformational leaders foster open communication horizontally and vertically, provide inspiration and enthusiasm, and create harmony among staff.  They seek to improve communication, staff satisfaction, and output.

Design and Methods:  This descriptive correlational study examined the interrelationships between nurse manager leader behaviors perceived by staff nurses to the facets of their staff nurse job satisfaction.  The Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) 5X Short survey measured a full range of leadership behaviors.  The Abridged Job Descriptive Index / Abridged Job in General (aJDI/aJIG) measured a multi-faceted assessment of job satisfaction.  A convenience sample consisted of 115 staff nurses working in a non-profit acute care hospital applying for Magnet status. Survey data was collected over a 2 month period of time.

Findings:  Staff nurses reported greater job satisfaction with nurse managers they perceived to be a transformational leader as compared to the job dissatisfaction they reported with the passive-avoidant leader.  Staff nurse respondents perceived their nurse leaders as less transformational and less transactional than the norm while perceiving their nurse leaders as more passive-avoidant than the norm.

Conclusions:  The findings are contrary to the 14 Forces of Magnetism recommended for Magnet status and raise some concerns in light of the fact that Magnet status hospitals are philosophically committed to behaviors consistent with transformational leadership. 

Clinical Relevance:  A better understanding of leader behaviors and the relationship to staff nurse job satisfaction is important to the hospital applying for Magnet Recognition status.

Keywords:
Nurse Managers; MLQ; Leadership
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSurveying Nurse Manager Leadership Behavior with the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) in a Hospital Applying for Magnet Statusen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBormann, Lorraine B.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentKappa Thetaen_GB
dc.author.detailsLorraine B. Bormann, PhD, RN, MHA, CPHQ, lorraine.bormann@wku.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/307963-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p>Transformational leadership behaviors of nurse managers are related to staff nurse job satisfaction.   Transformational leaders foster open communication horizontally and vertically, provide inspiration and enthusiasm, and create harmony among staff.  They seek to improve communication, staff satisfaction, and output. <p><b>Design and Methods:  </b>This descriptive correlational study examined the interrelationships between nurse manager leader behaviors perceived by staff nurses to the facets of their staff nurse job satisfaction.  The Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) 5X Short survey measured a full range of leadership behaviors.  The Abridged Job Descriptive Index / Abridged Job in General (aJDI/aJIG) measured a multi-faceted assessment of job satisfaction.  A convenience sample consisted of 115 staff nurses working in a non-profit acute care hospital applying for Magnet status. Survey data was collected over a 2 month period of time. <p><b>Findings:  </b>Staff nurses reported greater job satisfaction with nurse managers they perceived to be a transformational leader as compared to the job dissatisfaction they reported with the passive-avoidant leader.  Staff nurse respondents perceived their nurse leaders as less transformational and less transactional than the norm while perceiving their nurse leaders as more passive-avoidant than the norm. <p><b>Conclusions:  </b>The findings are contrary to the 14 Forces of Magnetism recommended for Magnet status and raise some concerns in light of the fact that Magnet status hospitals are philosophically committed to behaviors consistent with transformational leadership.  <p><b>Clinical Relevance:  </b>A better understanding of leader behaviors and the relationship to staff nurse job satisfaction is important to the hospital applying for Magnet Recognition status.en_GB
dc.subjectNurse Managersen_GB
dc.subjectMLQen_GB
dc.subjectLeadershipen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:24:44Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:24:44Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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