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Leadership to improve nurse engagement and empowerment: evidences to improve the training of nurses


Aim The objective of this study was to identify the key dimensions of transformational leadership that influence the promotion of engagement and structural empowerment in a population of nurses from different care settings.

Method A cross-sectional survey study asking about engagement, leadership style and structural empowerment was used. Descriptive and correlational statistics were applied followed by hierarchical regression. 131 nurses were recruited from a Spanish health organisation using random sampling.

Results Individualised consideration and intellectual stimulation were predictors of structural empowerment in a hierarchical regression of transformational leadership dimensions controlled by demographic variables (R2=0.467). In addition, intellectual stimulation was a predictor of engagement (R2=0.176).

Conclusion The results are the starting point for the design of an organisationwide educational intervention to increase the engagement of nurses and staff development.

  • management
  • engagement
  • leadership assessment
  • nurse
  • learning

Data availability statement

Data are available upon reasonable request.

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