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J Korean Acad Nurs. 2008 Aug;38(4):603-611. Korean. Original Article. https://doi.org/10.4040/jkan.2008.38.4.603
Lee YM , Kim BM .
Department of Nursing, Research Institute of Geriatric Health, Inje University, Busan, Korea. lym312@inje.ac.kr
Inje University Pusan Paik Hospital, Busan, Korea.
Abstract

PURPOSE: This study was to determine the mediator or moderator role of empowerment in the relationship between the head nurse's transformational leadership and organizational commitment as perceived by staff nurses. METHODS: Data was collected from 451 nurses in a tertiary hospital located in B city by means of structured questionnaires. Data was analyzed with descriptive statistics, Pearson's correlation coefficient and hierarchial multiple regression using the SPSS program. RESULTS: Empowerment showed mediating effects between the head nurse's transformational leadership and organizational commitment as perceived by staff nurses. However, empowerment did not show moderating effects. CONCLUSION: Nurses' perception of empowerment, the head nurse's transformational leadership and organizational commitment have a strong relationship. This finding suggests the importance of empowering nurses to increase organizational commitment.

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