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Relationship between leader consideration and leader-member exchanges and organizational commitment among nurses in an Iranian hospital.


Hamdi, Shabnam (2010) Relationship between leader consideration and leader-member exchanges and organizational commitment among nurses in an Iranian hospital. Masters thesis, Universiti Putra Malaysia.


Providing satisfaction to the patients is the foundation of a successful healthcare system and this system would not be succeeding without effective leadership and commitment of personnel. Therefore, it is great attention should be given to study leaders’ behaviors and elements of communication at healthcare settings to improve sense of belonging and- attachment for the nursing staffs for the sake of organizational excellent. This research was conducted to determine the relationships between leader consideration and leader-members exchanges with organizational commitment. A simple random sampling was used in the survey. The sample of this study consisted of 216 nurses from the total of 490 nurses at the Imam Khomeini Hospital. A total of 134 nurses, who were working in the hospital, participated in this research. Descriptive and inferential statistics were utilized to analyze the data collected. Pearson Correlation was used to answer the research questions. A significant level of 0.05 errors was used. Based on the results, the managers should share their ideas, suggestions and decisions through open communications and agreements with nursing staff in order to improve greater commitment amongst them. Also, an initiative in providing social support to nurses looks necessary to decrease the pressures of stressful environment which has dominated on the medical centers from managers of health care context. A more proactive approach need to be done to enhance leadership efficiency as well as fulfill patients’ satisfaction in the hospital. In addition, it is recommended that future research on organizational commitment among nurses in different settings such as small medical centers,private hospitals or in smaller cities may also be focused. A comparative study of organizational commitment among nurses from Malaysia and Iran can be conducted in order to better understand the difficulties of beneficiaries in health care settings in two different cultures.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subject: Communication in organizations
Subject: Organizational commitment
Call Number: FBMK 2010 34
Chairman Supervisor: Dr. Zulhamri Bin Abdullah
Divisions: Faculty of Modern Language and Communication
Notes: Dr. Zulhamri Bin Abdullah
Depositing User: Haridan Mohd Jais
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2013 09:31
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2013 04:28
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/22136
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