- Volume 13 Issue 2
Purpose: This study was undertaken in order to suggest self-leadership as a method for nurses to lower their job stress and enhance their job satisfaction. So the relations among self-leadership, job stress and job satisfaction were studied. Method: The subjects of study were 123 nurses who have been working in 2 general hospitals located in K city. The data were collected by Q & A and analyzed using descriptive statistics, Pearson's correlation coefficient, t-test, and ANOVA on SPSS Program. Result: Nurses got average 3.50, 2.64 and 3.12 points out of 5 in their self-leadership, job stress and job satisfaction respectively. The self-leadership was negatively correlated with job stress (r=-.429, p=<.001) while it is positively correlated with job satisfaction(r=.281, p=<.001). And job stress was negatively correlated with job satisfaction(r=-.574, p=<.001). Job stress had statistically significant differences according to age and marital status. Conclusion: In conclusion self-leadership is correlated with job stress and job satisfaction. It is recommend that hospital managers have to develop methods which enhance self-leadership of nurses.