J Med Assoc Thai 2012; 95 (6):109

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Situational Leadership Styles, Staff Nurse Job Characteristics Related to Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment of Head Nurses Working in Hospitals under the Jurisdiction of The Royal Thai Army
Intaraprasong B Mail, Potjanasitt S , Pattaraarchachai J , Meennuch C

Objective: To analyze the relationships between the situational leadership styles, staff nurse job characteristic with job satisfaction and organizational commitment of head nurses working in hospitals under the jurisdiction of the Royal Thai Army.
Material and Method: The cross-sectional analytical study was conducted in 128 head nurses working in hospitals under the jurisdiction of the Royal Thai Army. Data were collected by mailed questionnaires. A total of 117 completed questionnaires (91.4%) were received for analysis. Statistical analysis was done using Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation Coefficient.
Results: It was found that situational leadership styles were not correlated with job satisfaction and organizational commitment of head nurses. Staff nurse job characteristics had a low level of positive correlation with job satisfaction and organizational commitment of head nurses at 0.05 level of significance (r = 0.202 and 0.189 respectively).
Conclusion: The hospital administrators should formulate policy to improve working system, human resource management and formulate policies and strategies based on situational leadership. In addition, they should improve the characteristics of staff nurse job by using surveys to obtain job satisfaction and organizational commitment.

Keywords: Situational leadership styles, Staff nurse job characteristics, Job satisfaction, Organizational commitment

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