Relationship between job satisfaction of the nursing staff and an evidence-based practice supportive leadership

Introduction: Leadership contributes to promoting change and innovation and is crucial to facilitating a positive climate of support for the implementation of evidence-based practice (EBP). Besides, the nursing leadership model is strongly associated with the job satisfaction of the nursing staff.

Aim: The aim of the study was to investigate the relationship between nursing EBP supportive leadership model and the level of job satisfaction of the nursing staff in a tertiary military hospital of Athens.

Materials and Methods: The sample of the study consisted of the nursing staff who worked in nursing wards of a tertiary military hospital of Athens, while the head nurses were excluded. Three questionnaires were distributed included a demographics and job data form, the Job Satisfaction Survey (JSS) and the Implementation Leadership Scale (ILS). Statistical analysis was performed using the SPSS 22.0 and the level of statistical significance was set at p <0.05.

Results: Sample consisted of 100 persons of the nursing staff (response rate 83.33%). 59% of the sample were women, 49% were aged 22-35 years old and 30% were nursing assistants. The overall average for job satisfaction was 108.5, which indicates neutrality. The first dimension for which the nurses expressed high satisfaction is the “supervision” (mean = 17.05) and the last dimension was the “salary” (mean = 8.2). From the ILS, it was found that head nurses had great knowledge about EBP (Knowledgeable leadership, mean = 9,12), while they do not seem to have provided enough means to develop plans and standards for its implementation (Proactive leadership, mean = 6.95). Finally, a positive and strong correlation was found between overall job satisfaction and the Proactive Leadership (p<0.001), Informed Leadership (p<0.001), Supportive Leadership (p<0.001), and Persistent Leadership (p<0.001) dimensions of the ILS scale Conclusions: There is a positive and strong correlation between job satisfaction of the nursing staff and EBP implementation supportive leadership model. The adoption and promotion of EBP by the head nurses contribute to the improvement of the provided health care and the satisfaction of patients and nursing staff.

Category: Volume 62, Issue 1
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Created Date: 26-05-2023
Authors: Giannoula Vasilopoulou , Ioanna Tsatsou , Theocharis Konstantinidis , Vasiliki Roka