A Comparative Study to Assess the Level of Leadership Behaviour and Empowerment, its Effect on Burnout among Staff Nurses from Selected Government and Private Hospitals of Pune City
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Research Paper | Management | India | Volume 5 Issue 4, April 2016

A Comparative Study to Assess the Level of Leadership Behaviour and Empowerment, its Effect on Burnout among Staff Nurses from Selected Government and Private Hospitals of Pune City

Sundari Apte, Dr. T. Bhattacharjee

Leadership among the nurses is a very important desired quality and being female dominated they should feel empowered and how these two affect their burnout in their services was the key aspect of interest and to compare the study between government and private sector nurses The objectives of the study was i) To assess the leadership behaviour, burnout and empowerment level among staff nurses, ii) To compare the leadership behaviour, burnout level and empowerment level between the nurses from government and private hospital, iii) To assess the correlation between the leadership behaviour, burnout level and empowerment, iv) To associate selected background variable with the variables under study. A quantitative approach was adopted with comparative survey design was used the population being staff nurses both from government and private hospitals. Tools used were the Conditions of Work Effectiveness Questionnaire CWEQ, Psychological Empowerment Scale, Nurse Managers Action Scale and Maslach Burnout Inventory - the results showed maximum nurses were females 80 % with a mean age of 29 (70 %) and 100 % were full time employees. Maximum nurses had 4.5 years of experience (63 %) and 87.5 % of them were working in the acute ward for 2.5 months. Maximum 94 % were diploma holder. Maximum nurses had Good level of leadership quality (50 %). Maximum nurses had moderate level of burnout (90 %). The empowerment level among the staff nurses was good with 50 % There were no significant changes among government and private hospital staff nurses on burnout, empowerment and leadership. There was correlation between leadership and empowerment as the p value was 0.000. Association was found with age and years of experience with the findings. Thus we should try and decrease the burnout by shifting the staff to another ward every 3 to 6 months. We can conduct in-service regarding the empowerment of women to increase their level of empowerment. Regular yoga classes can be included to reduce their stress level.

Keywords: Empowerment, leadership, burnout, Private and Government staff nurses

Edition: Volume 5 Issue 4, April 2016

Pages: 2354 - 2356

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Sundari Apte, Dr. T. Bhattacharjee, "A Comparative Study to Assess the Level of Leadership Behaviour and Empowerment, its Effect on Burnout among Staff Nurses from Selected Government and Private Hospitals of Pune City", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=13031601, Volume 5 Issue 4, April 2016, 2354 - 2356

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