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Authentic leadership and thriving among nurses : the mediating role of emphathy

Anneleen Mortier (UGent) , Peter Vlerick (UGent) and Els Clays (UGent)
(2016) JOURNAL OF NURSING MANAGEMENT. 24(3). p.357-365
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Aim: To examine the relationship between perceived authentic leadership and two dimensions of thriving (learning and vitality) among nurses, and to study the mediating role of empathy in this relationship. Background: Nurses' thriving is a key asset for health care organisations, and its significant role warrants the need to identify the underlying key determinants and psychological mechanisms. Method: A cross-sectional design was carried out in a large hospital in September 2013. Self-administered questionnaires were distributed to 360 nurses. The main hypotheses were tested through hierarchical regression analyses. Results: The significant positive relationship between perceived authentic leadership and vitality was mediated by perceived empathy. This mediation, however, was not confirmed in relation to learning. Conclusions: Nurse managers' authentic leadership enhances nurses' thriving at work. Furthermore, empathic nurse managers seem to increase the vitality of their nurses.
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authentic leadership, empathy, learning, thriving, vitality, EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE, ORGANIZATIONAL RESEARCH, PERFORMANCE, BEHAVIORS, QUALITY, WORK

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Mortier, Anneleen, Peter Vlerick, and Els Clays. “Authentic Leadership and Thriving Among Nurses : the Mediating Role of Emphathy.” JOURNAL OF NURSING MANAGEMENT 24.3 (2016): 357–365. Print.
APA
Mortier, Anneleen, Vlerick, P., & Clays, E. (2016). Authentic leadership and thriving among nurses : the mediating role of emphathy. JOURNAL OF NURSING MANAGEMENT, 24(3), 357–365.
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Mortier, Anneleen, Peter Vlerick, and Els Clays. 2016. “Authentic Leadership and Thriving Among Nurses : the Mediating Role of Emphathy.” Journal of Nursing Management 24 (3): 357–365.
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Mortier, Anneleen, Peter Vlerick, and Els Clays. 2016. “Authentic Leadership and Thriving Among Nurses : the Mediating Role of Emphathy.” Journal of Nursing Management 24 (3): 357–365.
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Mortier A, Vlerick P, Clays E. Authentic leadership and thriving among nurses : the mediating role of emphathy. JOURNAL OF NURSING MANAGEMENT. 2016;24(3):357–65.
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A. Mortier, P. Vlerick, and E. Clays, “Authentic leadership and thriving among nurses : the mediating role of emphathy,” JOURNAL OF NURSING MANAGEMENT, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 357–365, 2016.
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  abstract     = {Aim: To examine the relationship between perceived authentic leadership and two dimensions of thriving (learning and vitality) among nurses, and to study the mediating role of empathy in this relationship. 
Background: Nurses' thriving is a key asset for health care organisations, and its significant role warrants the need to identify the underlying key determinants and psychological mechanisms. 
Method: A cross-sectional design was carried out in a large hospital in September 2013. Self-administered questionnaires were distributed to 360 nurses. The main hypotheses were tested through hierarchical regression analyses. 
Results: The significant positive relationship between perceived authentic leadership and vitality was mediated by perceived empathy. This mediation, however, was not confirmed in relation to learning. 
Conclusions: Nurse managers' authentic leadership enhances nurses' thriving at work. Furthermore, empathic nurse managers seem to increase the vitality of their nurses.},
  author       = {Mortier, Anneleen and Vlerick, Peter and Clays, Els},
  issn         = {0966-0429},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF NURSING MANAGEMENT},
  keywords     = {authentic leadership,empathy,learning,thriving,vitality,EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE,ORGANIZATIONAL RESEARCH,PERFORMANCE,BEHAVIORS,QUALITY,WORK},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {357--365},
  title        = {Authentic leadership and thriving among nurses : the mediating role of emphathy},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jonm.12329},
  volume       = {24},
  year         = {2016},
}

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