Relationship between the Transformational Leadership Style and Communication Climate in the Intensive Care Unit: A Comparative Study

  • Nevine Abd El-aal
  • Wafaa Moustafa
Keywords: Transformational Leadership, Communication Climate

Abstract

Transformational leadership styles and communication climate in the intensive care units (I.C.Us) foster innovation behaviors of staff nurses in organization, in particular, in the I.C.Us. Objective: To assess and compare the relationship of transformational leadership style and communication climate. Setting: I.C.Us (Damanhour National Medical Institute (DNMI) and Alexandria Main University ‎Hospital (AMUH). Subjects: 141 staff nurses who are working in the previously mentioned two hospitals: 62 staff nurses at DNMI, 79 staff nurses at AMUH. Tools: Tool I: Multifactor leadership questionnaire (MLQ), Tool II: communication climate inventory questionnaire (CCIQ). Results: No significant difference were found in both total level of: transformational leadership style and communication climate in the two hospitals. Moreover, in DNMI had proved to be significantly positive strong correlation between total transformational leadership style with total communication climate and in AMUH had proved to be significantly moderate correlation between total transformational leadership style with total communication climate. Conclusion: a significant positive strong correlation between total transformational leadership style with total communication climate in DNMI while a significant positive moderate correlation between total transformational leadership style with total communication climate in AMUH. Recommendations: In-service training program should be conducted periodically for head nurses and staff nurses about different leadership styles, its importance and its impact in the communication climate in the intensive care units.

Published
2015-07-30
Section
Articles