Nurses’ Leadership Style in Tertiary Care Hospitals

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DOI: 10.21522/TIJNR.2015.03.02.Art003

Authors : Nauman Q. Godfrey


The present study showcases the leadership style of head nurses of Tertiary Care Hospitals in Pakistan (Lahore). Purpose is to see that what type of leadership style is mostly practiced / adapted. For data collection, quantitative methods are employed that includes a scale LPS (least preferred co-worker scale) and checklists to assess head nurses that either they are relationship motivated or task motivated. Two lists were made named as A and B for getting data about autocratic and democratic style respectively. Total sample from the populating of nurses and head nurses was 65 (n = 65) among which 18 are head nurses and 47 are charge nurses. From 18 head nurses 3 are task motivated (17% of total sample), 13 are relationship motivated (72% of total sample) and 2 are mixed of mixed leadership style (11.1% of total sample). The checklists revealed similar findings that remained consistent further strengthening the results. It was concluded that Democratic Leadership Style is most rampant in Tertiary Care Hospitals. The head nurses are very encouraging and they appreciate every creative idea from their colleagues. They promote collaborative work. They support every initiative taken for the betterment. The head nurses of Tertiary Care Hospitals share the decision making and problem-solving responsibilities with their colleagues. Charge nurses develop a greater sense of self-esteem due to importance given to their ideas and contribution.

Keywords: Nurse. Tertiary Care. Hospitals. Leadership. Styles.


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