Committee Chair

Cunningham, Christopher J. L.

Committee Member

O'Leary, Brian J.; Weathington, Bart L.

Department

Dept. of Psychology

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

Nurse staff burnout is a critical element of the quality of worklife for nurses, due to burnout’s positive relationship with turnover/turnover intentions. This study attempted to bridge the gap between two areas of related research: transformational leadership and burnout/engagement, using work characteristics (i.e., areas of worklife: AWL) as mediators of the relationship between leadership and burnout/engagement. A sample (N = 142) of practicing nursing students and full-time working nurses who were recruited from a university, hospital, and social network connections completed a questionnaire that gathered their perceptions of nurse leadership, AWL, and burnout/engagement. Results suggested that transformational leadership is strongly related to AWL, and that specific AWL mediate the relationship between transformational leadership and burnout/engagement. The model used in this study is situational and its measures have the ability to locate the sources of burnout/engagement.

Degree

M. S.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science.

Date

5-2012

Subject

Employee attitude surveys; Employees -- Attitudes; Nurses; Transformational leadership

Keyword

Nurse burnout; Transformational leadership

Discipline

Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Document Type

Masters theses

Extent

x, 81 leaves

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

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