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ERIC Number: ED547978
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 152
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ISBN: 978-1-2674-3188-2
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The Relationship of Leadership Style of the Department Head to Nursing Faculty Professional Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment
Byrne, Daria McConnell
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Missouri - Columbia
The purpose of this research was to determine if there was a relationship between the leadership style of the nursing department head and the level of professional satisfaction and organizational commitment by nursing faculty members. The survey instrument was a self-constructed four point Likert scale designed by the researcher to determine the department heads leadership style as perceived by the nursing faculty, and assess the nursing faculty members. level of professional satisfaction and organizational commitment. The administration of the survey was implemented in a face-to-face format at five schools of nursing in two Midwestern states to 52 full-time baccalaureate nursing faculty. The researcher did not discover any relationship between department head perceived leadership style and organizational commitment and professional satisfaction using Kruskal-Wallis statistical analysis. However, the Pearson correlation revealed a positive relationship among transformational leadership, and organizational commitment and professional satisfaction. Further, the Pearson correlation revealed a negative relationship among transactional leadership, and organizational commitment and professional satisfaction. In addition, the research did discover a positive correlation between organizational commitment and professional satisfaction. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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