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J Korean Acad Nurs. 2016 Feb;46(1):100-8. doi: 10.4040/jkan.2016.46.1.100.

[Influence of Nurse Managers' Authentic Leadership on Nurses' Organizational Commitment and Job Satisfaction: Focused on the Mediating Effects of Empowerment].

[Article in Korean]

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1
College of Nursing, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
2
College of Nursing, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. shahn@catholic.ac.kr.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

The aim of this study was to examine the mediating effect of empowerment in the relationship of nurse managers' authentic leadership, with nurses' organizational commitment and job satisfaction.

METHODS:

The participants in this study were 273 registered nurses working in five University hospitals located in Seoul and Gyeonggi Province. The measurements included the Authentic Leadership Questionnaire, Condition of Work Effectiveness Questionnaire-II, Organizational Commitment Questionnaire and Korea-Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire. Data were analyzed using t-test, ANOVA, Scheffé test, Pearson correlation coefficients, simple and multiple regression techniques with the SPSS 18.0 program. Mediation analysis was performed according to the Baron and Kenny method and Sobel test.

RESULTS:

There were significant correlations among authentic leadership, empowerment, organizational commitment and job satisfaction. Empowerment showed perfect mediating effects in the relationship between authentic leadership and organizational commitment. It had partial mediating effects in the relationship between authentic leadership and job satisfaction.

CONCLUSION:

In this study, nurse managers' authentic leadership had significant influences on nurses organizational commitment and job satisfaction via empowerment. Therefore, to enhance nurses' organizational commitment and job satisfaction, it is necessary to build effective strategies to enhance nurse manager's authentic leadership and to develop empowering education programs for nurses.

KEYWORDS:

Job satisfaction; Leadership; Nurse administrators; Nurses; Power (Psychology)

PMID:
26963419
DOI:
10.4040/jkan.2016.46.1.100
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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