J Korean Acad Nurs.  2009 Oct;39(5):731-740. 10.4040/jkan.2009.39.5.731.

Role of Self-Leadership in the Relationship between Organizational Culture and Informatics Competency

  • 1Department of Nursing, Ulsan College, Ulsan, Korea. kanosa@hanmail.net


The purpose of this study was to identify the moderating and mediating effects of self-leadership in the relationship between organizational culture and nurses' informatics competency.
Participants in this study were 297 nurses from the cities of Busan and Ulsan. The scales of organizational culture, self-leadership and informatics competency for nurses were used in this study. Descriptive statistics, Pearson correlation coefficient, stepwise multiple regression were used for data analysis.
Nursing informatics competency of the participants was relatively low with a mean score 3.02. There were significant positive correlations between subcategories of perceived organizational culture, self-leadership and nursing informatics competency. Self-leadership was a moderator and a mediator between organizational culture and informatics competency.
Based on the results of this study, self-leadership promotion strategies to improve nursing informatics competency are needed.


Informatics; Competence; Leadership; Organizational culture

MeSH Terms

Middle Aged
Nurses/*organization & administration/standards
*Organizational Culture
Professional Competence

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