Research Article
Volume 11 Issue 3 - 2022
Leadership Style in Nurses According to Function in Public and Private Sectors in Temuco, Chile, 2015
Claudio Cárcamo Fuentes1* and Edith Rivas Riveros2
1Nurse, Master in Nursing, Department of Nursing, University of La Frontera, Temuco, Chile 2PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Nursing, University of La Frontera, Temuco, Chile
*Corresponding Author: Claudio Cárcamo Fuentes, Nurse, Master in Nursing, Department of Nursing, University of La Frontera, Temuco, Chile.
Received: February 04, 2022; Published: March 11, 2022


Introduction: Nursing leadership is considered a fundamental competence, due to its impact on the quality of care.

Objective: Know the style of leadership exercised by nurses, nursing assistants, nursing teachers and supervisors.

Materials and Methods: This is a quantitative, descriptive and transversal study. The sample is comprised of 165 nurses from the adult-pediatric area in Temuco, southern Chile. Data collection was done through the Multifactorial Leadership Questionnaire, in its short form, adapted to the Chilean population by Vega and Zabala.

Results: It was shown that nursing professionals develop transformational and transactional styles to a lesser degree. In the teaching and supervisory areas, they exercise transactional leadership, and contingent reward in teachers and individualized consideration in supervisors are elements that stand out. According to gender, women most often use inspirational motivational behavior and inspirational charisma. In addition, transactional leadership is found more in women, as is individualized consideration.

Conclusion: The predominance of transactional leadership in nurses (teachers) and supervisors (s), which favors the development and reinforcement of transformative leadership, is essential to quality care management.


Keywords: Leadership Style; Nurses; Public and Private Sectors


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Citation: Claudio Cárcamo Fuentes and Edith Rivas Riveros. “Leadership Style in Nurses According to Function in Public and Private Sectors in Temuco, Chile, 2015”. EC Paediatrics 11.4 (2022): 01-12.

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