Accession Number : ADA265508


Title :   Nurse Middle-Managers: The Relationship of Managerial Motivation to Academic Education, Leadership Training, and Success Potential


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Anderson, Ruth M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a265508.pdf


Report Date : 12 May 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 142


Abstract : Multiple applications of role-motivation theory in hierarchal organizations have shown that motivation to manage (e.g., positive attitudes toward power) is related to managerial success and can be enhanced with management development. Assuming hospitals fit the theory's domain, it was hypothesized: (a) nurse managers with baccalaureate or higher degrees and or higher success potential rating would have more managerial motivation than those with less education and lower ratings, and (b) nurse managers' motivation would increase after leadership training. Also, a standard measurement instrument was compared to an untested one. The quasi-experimental design with nonequivalent comparison groups included leadership leadership training between pre and posttests of managerial motivation. Nurse middle-manage (n = 98) from four hospitals participated in the pretest (i.e., Miner's Sentence Completion Scale) and almost 50% of them (n = 45), who had attended 85% of the training, completed two posttests (i.e., Miner's scale and Thornton's In-Basket Exercise). In addition, at posttest, success potential ratings were obtained from managers' supervisor.


Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL , *MOTIVATION , *NURSING , *NURSES , ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY) , HOSPITALS , LEADERSHIP TRAINING , THESES


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE