International nursing review 2017 03 15() doi 10.1111/inr.12368
To investigate the impact of leadership behaviours of nurse managers and organizational culture on Jordanian nurses’ intention to stay at work in public, private and university hospitals.
Leadership behaviours of nurses and organizational culture are considered important factors in enhancing retention of nurses.
A correlational design was used in the study. A sample of 285 Jordanian nurses was conveniently selected to complete a self-administered questionnaire that consisted of three measures; Kouzes and Posner’s Leadership Practise Inventory, Professional Organizational Culture questionnaire and McCain’s Intent to Stay Scale.
Nurse managers’ leadership behaviours and organizational culture were positively associated with the level of intention to stay at work. The study variables explained almost 43% of the variance in nurses’ intention to stay at work.
The limitation of the study was the use of convenience sampling method.
The results asserted that transformational leadership styles of nurse managers enhance positive hospitals’ culture as well as the intention of nurses to stay at work.
IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING AND HEALTH POLICY
Nurse executives should promote leadership behaviours of nurse managers through training. The regulatory bodies of nursing profession in collaboration with nurse educators and administrators should help in developing competencies for nurse managers that are based on transformational leadership and incorporate such competencies in nursing education programs as well as continuous education programs.