Correlation between manager’s leadership style and the implementation process of “ mother friendly hospital plan ” in selected hospitals in west of country Iran (kordestan, hamedan and Kermanshah provinces) in 1391.
Advances in Nursing & Midwifery,
Vol. 24 No. 84 (2015),
Background and Aim:
Regarding the worldwide efforts to implement and improve mother friendly services, and the rights of mothers for receiving quality care , there is a need for effective leadership and management of these hospital resources. Research in health sectors has shown that managers’ leadership style is related to effectiveness, efficiency, productivity. The purpose of
this study, was to examine the relationship between leadership style and implementation process of the “mother friendly Hospital Initiative” in selected hospitals in the West Country (province of Kurdistan, Hamedan and Kermanshah) in 1391 .
Materials and Method:
The study had a descriptive, correlational design. leadership style was measured by two questionnaires using a 5 point Likert scale, and a checklist for assessing the implementation of mother friendly services. The questionnaire were completed by managers and hospital personnel. The sample of the study consisted of 37 managers and 333 employees in selected hospitals in the provinces of Kurdistan, Hamedan and Kermanshah participated in this study. Initiatives process of The mother friendly hospital was evaluated by the monitoring list of mother friendly hospital in ministry of health. Validity of the questionnaire was assessed by content validity method and , the reability of the questionnaires was determined by internal consistency (r=0.798) for managers, (r=0.89) for staff, and the reability of the monitoring check list of mother friendly hospital was assured by inter-rater method (r=0/885). Data were analyzed done by Chi-square, Fisher Exact Test, Pearson correlation and one way anova tests using the SPSS software (version 16).
The results showed that leadership style of managers’ views are as follows: 67.6% Management consulting style, 24.3% benevolent- Autocratic style and the leadership style of 8.1% was Participative. While 61% from the employee’s perspective, leadership styles used by managers,
was benevolent-Autocratic, 21.3% consulting, 14.4% Autocratic – exploitation, 3.3% participative.
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It can be said that the results were Relatively satisfactory in about the process of implementing
measures in mother friendly hospitals, and There is significant relationship between the leadership style employed in the first , third, Fifth, eighth and ninth proceedings in views of managers and
employees from the perspective of the second , fourth and seventh steps, based on ANOVA.
So th, the average ratio was higher in e authoritarian leadership style compared with and collaborative consulting style.
The findings of this study showed that autocratic leadership style was positively
correlated to more accelerated implementation of mother friendly hospital practices.
Leadership Styles, Benevolent-Autocratic Style, Autocratic – Exploitation Style, Participative Style, Consulting Styles, Mother Friendly Hospital
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