Nurse Middle-Managers: The Relationship of Managerial Motivation to Academic Education, Leadership Training, and Success Potential
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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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 theorys 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., Miners Sentence Completion Scale and almost 50 of them n 45, who had attended 85 of the training, completed two posttests i.e., Miners scale and Thorntons In-Basket Exercise. In addition, at posttest, success potential ratings were obtained from managers supervisor.
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