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Sustaining the nursing workforce through transformational leadership: a Tasmanian perspective

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Moon, SE and Van Dam, P ORCID: 0000-0003-3341-6793 2018 , 'Sustaining the nursing workforce through transformational leadership: a Tasmanian perspective', in Managing the Many Faces of Sustainable Work Conference Proceedings , ANZAM, pp. 889-909 .

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Abstract

Objective: To identify strengths and opportunities for transformational leadership (FL) developmentin the Tasmanian Health Service (THS) nurse and midwife managers (NMMs). Background:Healthcare organisations face a dwindling nursing workforce by high turnover and ageing. TL is adevelopmental relationship-focused leadership style and offers ways to surmount such challengesbased on positive empirical outcomes. Methods: TL was measured using the Multifactor LeadershipQuestionnaire (MLQ-6S). Responses were analysed with the one-way ANO VA to identify anystatistically significant associations. Overall MLQ scores.from this study were compared withprevious studies undertaken in similar contexts. Result: NHMs reported TL as their primaryleadership style. Statistical significance was found between specific TL elements and NMMs'education, age and gender. The comparison of MLQ scores revealed strengths and developmentopportunities in the NMMs. Conclusion: Health organisations may benefit from the practise of TL,informed by empirical measurements of TL using the MLQ, to overcome nursing workforce shortage.

Item Type: Conference Publication
Authors/Creators:Moon, SE and Van Dam, P
Keywords: leadership, nursing, workforce
Journal or Publication Title: Managing the Many Faces of Sustainable Work Conference Proceedings
Publisher: ANZAM
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