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Title: Nursing leadership style and mental health outcome of nurse in Taiwan
Author: Lin, Ping-Yi
Awarding Body: University of Nottingham
Current Institution: University of Nottingham
Date of Award: 2013
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The present thesis report research on the role of leadership style related to the quality of nurses' working lives in Taiwanese hospitals. It begins by focusing on the mental health of nursing work forces and questions the applicability of leadership styles employed in different ownership of health care organisations. There is very little literature on this issue and knowledge of how such hospitals function is not clear. The thesis addresses the influences of nursing leadership style at both the individual and organisational levels examining the perception of nurses and developing a research model using Structural Equation Model (SEM). Both the leader's perspective and subordinate's viewpoint were measured. Two studies were conducted which illustrated the perception of leadership style in Taiwanese healthcare settings. The first study was designed as the qualitative study which used in depth interviews with 21 representatives to explore the current organisation status of hospitals and attitudes towards and interpretation of leadership. Study Two was a quantitative study which was informed by the results of Study One and 651 employees participated in a questionnaire survey. This thesis proposed a model of the relationships among the key variables. Analysis of the data based on this model revealed that transformational leadership style contributed significantly to supervisor support. Supervisor support was an important mediator variable that explained the relationship between transformational leadership and job satisfaction and organisational commitment. In addition, the effects of transformational leadership style on the general health well-being of nurses were buffered by job satisfaction and organisational commitment. Organisational commitment was the strongest factor related to the general health well-being of Taiwanese nurses than job satisfaction. The study highlighted the influences of certain aspects of leadership such as mental health outcomes. Leadership is a complex process and may diffuse throughout an organisation. This thesis makes a useful contribution to the literature on the mental health well-being of nurses and provides a comprehensive background of a Taiwanese approach to nursing leadership research.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: WY Nursing