A study of the relationship between leadership behavior of hospital nurse administrators and selected demographic variables : a North-Central study

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dc.contributor.advisor Marconnit, George D. en_US
dc.contributor.author McCarty, Judith A., 1941- en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us--- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:28:42Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:28:42Z
dc.date.created 1985 en_US
dc.date.issued 1985
dc.identifier LD2489.Z64 1985 .M43 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/178190
dc.description.abstract The primary purpose of the study was to determine relationships between the variables of institution size, age, experience and education of nursing service administrators and self-perceived leadership behaviors of Initiating Structure and Consideration. A secondary purpose was to collect current demographic data of nurse administrators.The population of the study was 290 nurse administrators from all public and private JCAH hospitals of 300 or more beds located in the north-central division of the United States.A questionnaire requesting demographic information and containing two subscales, Initiating Structure and Consideration, of the LBDQ-Form XII was mailed to the nursediiri-nis trators . One hundred eighty-eight questionnaires were returned for a response rate of 65 percent. Analysis of data utilized both descriptive and inferential statistics.The demographic profile depicts the nurse administrator as a 40 to 49 year old married female vice-president of nursing, reporting to the hospital president, earning over $60,000 a year and having had experience as a staff nurse, head nurse, supervisor, assistant or associate director of nursing.The administrator graduated from a diploma program, received a master's degree, belongs to professional organizations, participates in priority setting and planning of the overall hospital budget, has major responsibility for establishing and managing the nursing service budget, works in a decentralized nursing service with responsibility for all nursing departments, and practices in a hospital with a computerized management information system.Statistical analysis of the hypotheses revealed no significant relationships between institution size, age, education and experience of the nurse administrators and leadership behaviors of Initiating Structure and Consideration.Additional analysis of data revealed significant (.05) relationships between the leadership behavior of Initiating Structure and: (1) title of the nurse administrator, and (2) accountability for all nursing departments decentralized system. Also significant (.05) were the relationships between the leadership behavior of Consideration and: (1) membership in the NLN, (2) participation in overall hospital budget planning and priority setting, and (3) the presence of computerized scheduling and computerized patient care. en_US
dc.format.extent 3, ix, 130 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Nurse administrators. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Leadership. en_US
dc.title A study of the relationship between leadership behavior of hospital nurse administrators and selected demographic variables : a North-Central study en_US
dc.title.alternative Relationship between leadership behavior of hospital nurse administrators and selected demographic variables en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/440944 en_US


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