The Meaning of Self-Leadership for Nursing Academics in the Context of a Leadership Programme

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602021
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Meaning of Self-Leadership for Nursing Academics in the Context of a Leadership Programme
Other Titles:
Establishing Nurse Leaders [Session]
Author(s):
Jooste, Karien; Ahanonu, Ezihe Loretta
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Tau Lambda
Author Details:
Karien Jooste, RN, kjooste@uwc.ac.za; Ezihe Loretta Ahanonu, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, July 25, 2015: Purpose: A leadership development programme was created in 2012 for ten nursing academics, to empower them in undertaking research projects, writing publications and to develop as leaders in a School of Nursing in the Western Cape. Over a two year period, since introduction of the programme, the participants in the programme made visible progress in taking the lead in academic and research activities in the School. It was however unclear how they experienced and understood the concept of self-leadership as a participant in the programme. The objectives of this study were to explore and describe the experiences of nurse leaders with regard to the meaning of self-leadership during a leadership development programme offered by a lead researcher at a School of Nursing. Methods: Eight participants served as the study sample purposively selected for a qualitative, exploratory, descriptive, and contextual study. Academics were between the ages of 28 and 57 years, and were lecturers in an undergraduate nursing programme. The data were collected by means of individual narratives over a period of a month. Open coding of data followed. Results: Two main themes emerged from the data analysis, namely: leadership attributes and responsibilities towards the group. It was concluded that nursing academics were motivated to use their self-influence to direct themselves to achieve optimum performance in the programme. Self-leadership was regarded as an essential component of leadership and an integral aspect of the nursing academic???s role. The leadership development programme had a significant impact on the self-leadership of the group members. The nurse academics were interested in actualizing their responsibilities as individuals, the group itself and to the organisation at large.Conclusion: The meaning that academics attached to self-leadership was in a broader manner closely related with group leadership according to the leadership framework of Jooste, linked to concepts of shared leadership, reflective leadership and collaborative leadership.
Keywords:
Nurse educator; Development; Self-leadership
Repository Posting Date:
17-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
17-Mar-2016 ; 17-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC15F09
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
26th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Description:
Research Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleThe Meaning of Self-Leadership for Nursing Academics in the Context of a Leadership Programmeen
dc.title.alternativeEstablishing Nurse Leaders [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorJooste, Karienen
dc.contributor.authorAhanonu, Ezihe Lorettaen
dc.contributor.departmentTau Lambdaen
dc.author.detailsKarien Jooste, RN, kjooste@uwc.ac.za; Ezihe Loretta Ahanonu, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602021-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, July 25, 2015: Purpose: A leadership development programme was created in 2012 for ten nursing academics, to empower them in undertaking research projects, writing publications and to develop as leaders in a School of Nursing in the Western Cape. Over a two year period, since introduction of the programme, the participants in the programme made visible progress in taking the lead in academic and research activities in the School. It was however unclear how they experienced and understood the concept of self-leadership as a participant in the programme. The objectives of this study were to explore and describe the experiences of nurse leaders with regard to the meaning of self-leadership during a leadership development programme offered by a lead researcher at a School of Nursing. Methods: Eight participants served as the study sample purposively selected for a qualitative, exploratory, descriptive, and contextual study. Academics were between the ages of 28 and 57 years, and were lecturers in an undergraduate nursing programme. The data were collected by means of individual narratives over a period of a month. Open coding of data followed. Results: Two main themes emerged from the data analysis, namely: leadership attributes and responsibilities towards the group. It was concluded that nursing academics were motivated to use their self-influence to direct themselves to achieve optimum performance in the programme. Self-leadership was regarded as an essential component of leadership and an integral aspect of the nursing academic???s role. The leadership development programme had a significant impact on the self-leadership of the group members. The nurse academics were interested in actualizing their responsibilities as individuals, the group itself and to the organisation at large.Conclusion: The meaning that academics attached to self-leadership was in a broader manner closely related with group leadership according to the leadership framework of Jooste, linked to concepts of shared leadership, reflective leadership and collaborative leadership.en
dc.subjectNurse educatoren
dc.subjectDevelopmenten
dc.subjectSelf-leadershipen
dc.date.available2016-03-17T13:01:45Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-17-
dc.date.issued2016-03-17en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-17T13:01:45Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name26th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationSan Juan, Puerto Ricoen
dc.descriptionResearch Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.en
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