Korean J Occup Health Nurs.  2012 Nov;21(3):274-282.

The Effects of Nurse's Communication and Self-Leadership on Nursing Performance

Affiliations
  • 1Chosun University Hospital, Gwangju, Korea.
  • 2Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, Chosun University, Gwangju, Korea.
  • 3Department of Nursing, Chodang University, Muan, Korea. khs5@chodang.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
The study is to investigate the effect of communication and self-leadership on nursing performance.
METHODS
The subjects of study were composed of 358 nurses at a G city university hospital, tested with structured questionnaire from September 15 to 30, 2010. The collected data were analyzed with ANOVA, Pearson's correlation coefficients and multiple regression analysis.
RESULTS
The level of communication, self-leadership, and nursing performance was 3.37, 3.38 and 3.70 respectively in average. The variables showing significant difference in communication were as follows: age, marital status, religious status, education, monthly income, work department and work experience. Also, the variables in nursing performance were as follows: age, marital status, religious status, education, education, monthly income, position, working department and work experience. Communication, self-leadership and nursing performance of nurse showed significant positive correlation. Nursing performance was positively correlated with monthly income, when it exceeded 2.01 million won, career experience and self-leadership (p<.001). These variables explained 53.7% of the regression model.
CONCLUSION
Since monthly income, work experience, communication and self-leadership have positive effect on nursing performance, an effective strategy is required to improve self-leadership and nurse's communication.

Keyword

Nurses; Communication; Leadership; Performance
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