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Transformational leadership, empowerment, and job satisfaction: the mediating role of employee empowerment

Overview of attention for article published in Human Resources for Health, December 2016
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Title
Transformational leadership, empowerment, and job satisfaction: the mediating role of employee empowerment
Published in
Human Resources for Health, December 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12960-016-0171-2
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Authors

Sang Long Choi, Chin Fei Goh, Muhammad Badrull Hisyam Adam, Owee Kowang Tan

Abstract

Recent studies have revealed that nursing staff turnover remains a major problem in emerging economies. In particular, nursing staff turnover in Malaysia remains high due to a lack of job satisfaction. Despite a shortage of healthcare staff, the Malaysian government plans to create 181 000 new healthcare jobs by 2020 through the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP). This study investigated the causal relationships among perceived transformational leadership, empowerment, and job satisfaction among nurses and medical assistants in two selected large private and public hospitals in Malaysia. This study also explored the mediating effect of empowerment between transformational leadership and job satisfaction. This study used a survey to collect data from 200 nursing staff, i.e., nurses and medical assistants, employed by a large private hospital and a public hospital in Malaysia. Respondents were asked to answer 5-point Likert scale questions regarding transformational leadership, employee empowerment, and job satisfaction. Partial least squares-structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) was used to analyze the measurement models and to estimate parameters in a path model. Statistical analysis was performed to examine whether empowerment mediated the relationship between transformational leadership and job satisfaction. This analysis showed that empowerment mediated the effect of transformational leadership on the job satisfaction in nursing staff. Employee empowerment not only is indispensable for enhancing job satisfaction but also mediates the relationship between transformational leadership and job satisfaction among nursing staff. The results of this research contribute to the literature on job satisfaction in healthcare industries by enhancing the understanding of the influences of empowerment and transformational leadership on job satisfaction among nursing staff. This study offers important policy insight for healthcare managers who seek to increase job satisfaction among their nursing staff.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Malaysia 1 <1%
Unknown 321 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 92 29%
Unspecified 64 20%
Student > Bachelor 40 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 37 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 34 11%
Other 54 17%
Unknown 1 <1%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Business, Management and Accounting 83 26%
Unspecified 67 21%
Nursing and Health Professions 67 21%
Social Sciences 35 11%
Medicine and Dentistry 21 7%
Other 48 15%
Unknown 1 <1%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 23. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 May 2019.
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