Effects of Nurses' Transformational Leadership on Job Attitude : The mediating Effects Psychological Capital

간호사가 지각하는 변혁적 리더십이 일의 의미와 이직 의도에 미치는 영향 : 심리적 자본 매개 효과

  • Received : 2016.06.09
  • Accepted : 2016.07.07
  • Published : 2016.07.31


The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of transformational leadership as perceived by nurses working in medical institutions on their work attitudes using psychological capital as a mediating variable. Subjects were 201 nurses working in three general hospitals located in Seoul with more than 300 beds, and SPSS Windows 20.0 and AMOS 20.0 were used for data analysis. As the results of the analysis, transformational leadership had direct effects on psychological capital (.68, p=.007), turnover intention (-.34, p=.008), and meaning of work (.11, p=.007), whereas psychological capital had direct effects on meaning of work (.26, p=.009) and turnover intention (-.07, p=.041). In addition, transformational leadership had indirect effects on turnover intention (-.05, p=.087) and meaning of work (.18, p=.004). The results of this study can be used as a base material in the development of programs to exert positive effects on nurses' work attitudes.


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