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The Relationship Between Transformational Leadership and Work Engagement in Nurses Working at Ahvaz Teaching Hospitals, Iran
Zarea. K 1, Hakim. A 2, Naami. A 3, Shafiei. M 4
1- Iran, Ahvaz, Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Nursing Department, Nursing Care Research Center in Chronic Diseases.
2- MSc in Nursing, Instructor, Iran, Ahvaz, Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Nursing Department, Nursing Care Resezrch Center in Chronic Diseases.
3- Ph.D. in Psychology, Associated Professor, Iran, Ahvaz, Faculty of Psychology, Chamran University of Medical Sciences, Psychology of Department.
4- MSc in Medical Physics, Iran, Ahvaz, Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences.
Abstract:   (217 Views)

Introduction: Traditional methods of leadership and management in today dynamic and changing world are not helpful. Use of modern leadership methods such as transformational in nursing management seems necessary.
Objective: The current study aimed at determining the relationship between transformational leadership and work engagement.
Materials and Methods: In the current descriptive-analytical study, 240 nurses from teaching hospitals in Ahvaz, Iran, in 2016 were selected by census method to assess the required data, and complete multifactor leadership style and work enthusiasm questionnaires. Data were analysed by simple and multiple correlation coefficient.
Results: The results of the study showed positive and significant correlations between the aspects of transformational leadership (ideal influence (19.19 ± 5.97), inspirational motivation (10.3 ± 3.2), rational arousal (9.74 ± 3.22), consideration individual (8.88 ± 3.24), and level of passion for work (strength, endowment, and absorption) (P <0.001). In addition, inspirational motivation (59.0) had the most role in explaining work eagerness (P <0.001).
Discussion and Conclusion: Support and guidance of the staff, as the leadership style characteristics, can enhance psychological security of the nursing staff and through which their work engagement is strengthened.

Keywords: Leadership, Nurse, Transformational, Work Engagement.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/11/30 | Accepted: 2018/05/26
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