The relationship model among transformational leadership of head nurses, innovative work behavior and task performance as perceived by professional nurses in general hospitals
Keywords:task performance, transformational leadership, innovative work behavior, head nurses, professional nurses’ perception
The purposes of this quantitative research were analyzed structural equation model of task performance of in-patient unit professional nurses in general hospitals. The samples were 374 professional nurses, selected by multi-stage sampling. The research instruments comprised of transformational leadership, innovative work behavior and task performance questionnaires. Data were analyzed descriptive statistics and Structural Equation Modeling.
The study findings revealed that The transformational leadership, innovative work behavior and task performance had high level (mean = 3.04, SD = .53; mean = 2.69, SD = .54; mean = 3.34, SD = .40) respectively, transformational leadership and innovative work behavior had positively direct effects on task performance (β=.28, p<.01; β=.33, p<.01).The transformational leadership had a positively direct effects on innovative work behavior (β =.45, p<.01) and had indirect effects to task performance mediated by innovative work behavior (β=.15, p<.01). The structural equation model of task performance of professional nurses fitted to the empirical data (χ2/df = 2.51, GFI =0.95, CFI=0.99, RMR=0.045, RMSEA=0.064).
This study suggested that nursing administrators should provide preparation course for entering head nurse which emphasizes transformational leadership and innovative work behaviors to encourage professional nurses for higher outcome of professional nurses’ task performance.
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