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ERIC Number: ED565525
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 127
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ISBN: 978-1-3036-7821-9
Healthcare Leaders' Intention to Serve as Organizational Teachers
Aggarwal, Sushma Kumari
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Fielding Graduate University
Today's organizational leaders are expected to actively participate and facilitate learning. A highly engaged and knowledgeable workforce, inspired by leaders, may increase the quality of service, and aid in maintaining and attracting loyal employees and customers. These leaders are now being asked to serve as organizational teachers. However, prior to serving, the question arises as to healthcare leaders' intentions to serve as both healthcare leaders and organizational teachers. Ajzen's theory of planned behavior (TPB) was adapted for this single event quantitative study to examine attitude, organizational and professional norms, perceived behavioral control, and intention of healthcare leaders to serve as organizational teachers. The study surveyed a total population of 988 healthcare leaders using a web-based questionnaire adapted from the TPB. The final sample of 347 respondents provided data on the dependent variable of intention and independent variables of attitude, organizational and professional norms, and perceived behavioral control. Also, demographic data including leadership position, educational level, length of service, gender, and age were collected. The strongest correlation (r =0.663) among the independent variables was between attitude and organizational and professional norms. The strongest correlation between the dependent variable of intention and the independent variables was with professional and organizational norms (r = 0.580). Using regression analysis, the greatest predictor of intention was organizational and professional norms (ß = 0.359), with attitude (beta = 0.251) contributing to intention as well. Perceived behavior control (self-efficacy, ability, means, and opportunity) was found to have the lowest predictor value (ß = 0.130). ANOVA testing indicated no statistically significant difference between intention and leadership position or between intention and gender. However, statistically significant differences were found between intention and length of service (p < 0.05; F [5, 341] = 4.78, p = 0.000) and between intention and age (p < 0.05 level, Welch f (3, 342) = 2.762, p = 0.043). The results confirmed that the organizational culture, which shaped the internal organizational and professional norms, and the learning culture were key predictors of healthcare leaders' intention to serve as organizational teachers. [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:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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