A study on correlation between empowering leadership, growth needs and turnover intentions in 119 emergency medical technicians

구급대원의 임파워링 리더십과 성장욕구 및 이직의도와의 상관관계에 관한 연구

  • Yang, Hyun-Mo (Nami 119 center, Cheongju Western Fire station) ;
  • Jeon, Hyuk-Jin (Department of Emergency Medicine, Konkuk University, Chung-ju Hospital) ;
  • Gang, Bo-Ra (Department of Emergency Medicine, Ajou University)
  • 양현모 (청주서부소방서 남이119안전센터) ;
  • 전혁진 (건국대학교병원 응급의학과) ;
  • 강보라 (아주대학교 응급의학과)
  • Received : 2013.06.24
  • Accepted : 2013.12.17
  • Published : 2013.12.31


Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate how empowering leadership effects on growth needs and turnover intentions to emergency medical technicians. Methods: The study was based on seventy six paramedics and seventy EMTs-basic who were working at the fire stations. A survey questionnaire was used to prove connection between empowering leadership, growth needs, and turnover intentions. Results: There was a positive correlation between empowering leadership and growth needs, and negative correlation between empowering leadership and turnover intentions. There was a positive correlation between emergency medical technicians growth needs and turnover intentions. Conclusion: This analysis is empirically applied to study the empowering leadership focused on the empowerment act of leader to a leading role to empowerment in fire service organization.


Empowering leadership;Growth needs;Turnover intentions


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