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Radiol Technol. 2009 Mar-Apr;80(4):297-308.

Leadership's influence on job satisfaction.

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  • 1Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, USA.



To assess the leadership styles of frontline medical imaging supervisors and examine the relationship between leadership behaviors and motivational factors that influence job satisfaction of medical imaging staff in acute care facilities.


Three hundred fifty nine staff technologists completed a survey on their supervisors' leadership behaviors and the intrinsic and extrinsic motivating factors that influence job satisfaction and organizational commitment.


This study indicates that there are strong, positive relationships between supervisors' transformational and contingent reward behaviors and intrinsic esteem motivators that influence staff members' job satisfaction. The behaviors with the strongest relationship to intrinsic esteem motivators were individualized consideration and contingent rewards.


The results of this study provide insight into what employees need from their leader and the organization that employs them. This information can be used to help develop strategies to meet those needs through work redesign and leadership behavior development.

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