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Evaluating Preferred and Perceived Leadership Styles of Nurse Managers Employed in Teaching Hospitals Affiliated to Yasuj University of Medical Sciences

Authors Charosaei F, Mohammadhossini S, Shahi S

Received 7 October 2019

Accepted for publication 28 April 2020

Published 26 May 2020 Volume 2020:13 Pages 483—490


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Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 3

Editor who approved publication: Dr Kent Rondeau

Firouzeh Charosaei,1 Sima Mohammadhossini,2 Sakineh Shahi3

1Department of Nursing, Nursing and Midwifery School, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran; 2Department of Nursing, School of Nursing, Yasuj University of Medical Sciences, Yasuj, Iran; 3Faculty of Education and Psychology, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran

Correspondence: Sima Mohammadhossini Tel +989173420865

Background and Objectives: Nurse Managers are required to apply leadership styles suited to the complicated and constantly changing healthcare system. This study aimed to compare the perceived and preferred perceptions of nursing personnel and managers toward leadership styles of nurse managers.
Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional and analytical study was conducted on 341 subjects selected from nurse managers and staff employed in the teaching and treatment centers affiliated to YUMS, Yasuj, Iran. Data collection tool was the change, production, employee (CPE) model questionnaire, and data analysis was performed by Independent t-test.
Results: The total score of preferred view of the nurse manager was higher, compared to the perceived perception of these individuals. In addition, a statistically significant difference was observed for area of change and production (P< 0.01). In this research, the highest and lowest means of the perceived viewpoint of nurse managers were related to the area of employees (17.20) and task (15.02), respectively.
Conclusion: According to the results of this study, there was a difference between nurse managers and nursing personnel in terms of expectations toward nurse managers’ leadership styles, which confirms the importance of comparison and evaluation of preferred and perceived leadership styles of nurse managers and staff.

Keywords: leadership style, preferred or perceived leadership styles

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