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Title: Nursing leadership : a case of Indonesia
Author: Wardani, Elly
ISNI:       0000 0004 6060 7234
Awarding Body: University of Sheffield
Current Institution: University of Sheffield
Date of Award: 2017
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Nursing leadership is one of the key areas which can have an impact on workforce outcomes and health systems. Although leadership is recognised as a pivotal part of nursing, knowledge of leadership evolution amongst nurses in Indonesia is limited and requires investigation. This thesis sets out to explore nurses' leadership in this country. A mixed-method study is employed to address this purpose. The quantitative phase of the research identifies nurses' leadership as measured by the Multi-factor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ-5X). To complement the findings of the quantitative stage, a qualitative study, using an in-depth interview approach, explores further nurse perspectives of leadership. Data were collected from a random sample of 250 nurses and head nurses from a hospital in the city of Banda Aceh, Indonesia. The survey results revealed that both head nurses and their staff perceived transformational and transactional leadership as existing within the hospital environment. Interview data analysis revealed three main themes in regard to leadership: the meaning of leadership, the expected leadership characteristics, and factors that influence nurse leadership. Several important factors, such as context and culture, were noted as important within the interview data and are not recognisable in the MLQ survey. Reflecting on these findings, therefore, the measure's applicability in nursing is reconsidered. Implications for the future of nurse leadership in Indonesia are highlighted.
Supervisor: Ryan, Tony ; Ashman, Mick Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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