Research Article
Volume 2 Issue 3 - 2020
Transformational Leadership of Nurse Managers as Perceived by Registered Nurses, in Divisional Hospitals, The Republic of Fiji
OK Masilaca* and L Silic
Nursing Professional Development, Fiji National University, Suva, The Republic of Fiji
*Corresponding Author: OK Masilaca, Nursing Professional Development, Fiji National University, Suva, The Republic of Fiji.
Received: January 10, 2020; Published: February 13, 2020




Abstract

Introduction: Leadership style of nurse managers play an important role on registered nurses’ retention and organizational productivity thru quality nursing care which is costly to healthcare organizations. This study intends to examine registered nurse’s overall perception of transformational leadership and its related factors of nurse manager in divisional hospitals, The Republic of Fiji.

Method: This descriptive study included 348 nurses selected from 3 divisional hospitals in The Republic of Fiji. Random proportional stratified sampling was used. Research instruments consisted of demographic data form, and the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire. Descriptive statistics was used to analyze data.

Results: Response rate was 73% where majority 223 (91%) were females and 21 (9%) were male respondents. Transformational leadership was rated at a moderate level (x̄)= 49.68, SD = 18.31). The seven factors related to transformational leadership namely (i) management by exception; (ii) inspiration motivation; (iii) idealized influence; (iv) individualized consideration; (v) intellectual stimulation; (vi) contingent reward; and (vii) laissez-fair were also rated at a moderate level.

Conclusion: This research contributes to the literature on nurse mangers leadership styles wherein transformational leadership style employed by nurse managers was perceived by registered nurses at a moderate level in this study setting. Baseline information has been elicited for nursing policy makers’ consideration to promote transformational leadership and conduct further research.

Keywords: Transformational Leadership; Nurse Managers; Divisional Hospitals; Registered Nurses

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Citation: OK Masilaca and L Sili. “Transformational Leadership of Nurse Managers as Perceived by Registered Nurses, in Divisional Hospitals, The Republic of Fiji”. EC Nursing & Healthcare 2.3 (2020): 01-08.

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