Relationship between Leadership Behaviors and Job Satisfaction among Nurses in Hospitals of South Kordofan State, Sudan

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Waleed Ali Ahmed Mohammed
Charuwan Tadadej
Wirin Kittipichai
Krit Pongpirul

Abstract

Purpose: This study aimed to assess job satisfaction of nurses working at hospitals in South Kordofan State, Sudan and its relationship with transformational and transactional leadership behaviors.

Design: Cross-sectional survey research.

Methods: This study collected data from 184 nurses working at four hospitals in South Kordofan State, Sudan, using self-administered questionnaires. Descriptive statistics and Pearson’s correlation was used to analyze general characteristics and association between transformational and transactional leadership behaviors and job satisfaction.

Main findings: Almost half of the nurses (46.2%) had low levels of job satisfaction. They also predominantly reported low levels of transformational leadership (38.6%) and transactional leadership (52.2%). Job satisfaction was positively correlated with both transformational (r = .75; p < .001) and transactional leadership behaviors (r = .71; p < .001).

Conclusion and recommendations: Strong correlations between leadership behaviors and job satisfaction of nurses in Sudan suggest a solution to help alleviate the nursing shortage problem in South Kordofan State, Sudan. With good leadership behaviors, nurses would be more likely satisfied with the working conditions and would not only be willing to stay, but also perform their best to provide high quality care to their patients.

Keywords: leadership behavior, job satisfaction, nurses, South Kordofan State, Sudan

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Mohammed, W. A. A., Tadadej, C., Kittipichai, W., & Pongpirul, K. (2015). Relationship between Leadership Behaviors and Job Satisfaction among Nurses in Hospitals of South Kordofan State, Sudan. Nursing Science Journal of Thailand, 32(4), 70–77. Retrieved from https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/ns/article/view/28529
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Author Biographies

Charuwan Tadadej, Mahidol University

Faculty of Public Health

Wirin Kittipichai, Mahidol University

Faculty of Public Health

Krit Pongpirul, Chulalongkorn University Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Faculty of Medicine