Impact of transformational leadership intervention of head nurses among front-line solders (staff nurses) working in government hospital

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Abstract

Objective: To assess the impact of transformational leadership intervention among head nurses on staff nurses in improving job performance.

Method: The quasi-experimental study was conducted from December 2020 to August 2021 at the public-sector Services Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan, and comprised head nurses and staff nurses enrolled through multistage cluster random sampling technique. Sixteen weeks of transformational leadership interventions were organised in morning and evening shifts. Pre- and post-intervention assessments were done. Data was analysed using SPSS 25.

Results: Of the 576 subjects, 480(83.3%) were staff nurses and 96(16.6%) were head nurses. Transformational leadership intervention caused a significant improvement in staff nurses’ job performance owing to improvement in the behaviour of the head nurses behaviour (p 0.05).

Conclusion: The study showed that staff nurses’ performance significantly improved after transformational leadership intervention related to the head nurses.

Key Words: Transformational leadership, Head nurses, Frontline soldiers, Hospital, Job performance.

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.4167