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Kang, Choi, Park, and Kim: A Study on Nurses' Self-Leadership, Self-Esteem, and Organizational Effectiveness



This study was conducted to define nurses' level of self-leadership, self-esteem, and organizational effectiveness, and to examine relationships among above variables.


The subjects of this study were 313 nurses from two general hospitals located in Seoul Metropolitan area in Korea. The data was collected by self-reported instruments: Self-leadership scale, Self-esteem scale, Job satisfaction scale, Organizational commitment scale, and Turnover intention scale. Data was analyzed by descriptive statistics, Pearson correlation coefficient, and stepwise multiple regres don u dng SPSS-PC program.


The average scores of variables were; self-leadership, 3.72/5.00 self-esteem, 3.76/5.00 Job satisfaction, 3.36/5.00 organizational commitment, 3.29/5.00 and turnover intentioncri 2.94/5.00. Self-leadership was dgnificantly correlated to self-esteem, job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and turnover intention. Self-leadership, job satisfaction, and turnover intention explained 52.3% of organizational commitment. Self-leadership and organizational commitment explained 43% of turnover intention.


It is recommended to develop standardized self-leadership curriculum in the nursing school to build a foundation of self-leadership from undergraduate nursing students. Educational programs are needed that promote nurses' self-leadership as regular continuing education. Organizational effectiveness would be improved by providing programs to enhance nurses' self-esteem, educational motivation, and organizational commitment, which boost self-leadership.

Figures and Tables

Table 1
General characteristics (N=313)
Table 2
Self-leadership, self-esteem, and organizational effectiveness
Table 3
Differences between general characteristics, self-leadership, and self-esteem

**p<0.01, *p<0.05

Table 4
Differences between general characteristics and organizational effectiveness

**p<0.01, *p<0.05

Table 5
Correlations among self-leadership, self-esteem, and oganizational effectiveness

**p<0.01, *p<0.05

Table 6
Stepwise multiple regression of self-leadership and organizational effectiveness


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