The relationship of a Nurse Manager's personality preferences for perceiving and judging to the productivity of the patient care unit
This nonexperimental, ex-post facto, four-group design study investigated the relationship between the attributes of perception and judgment in the nurse manager and the consequent effectiveness of staffing decisions as related to productivity. A nonprobability judgmental purposive sampling strategy was used to select the 109 participating managers who met the selection criteria of being in their position for a minimum of one year prior to data collection. The research questions investigated were: (1) Is there a significant difference between the personality preferences for perceiving and judging of the nurse manager and the productivity of the patient care unit? (2) Is there a significant relationship between the productivity of the patient care unit and the nurse manager's age, education, experience, and longevity in position?
Each subject completed a Demographic Profile Survey and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) to measure perception and judgment. Productivity was measured by data collected from the Medicus Productivity System.
When Research Question 1 was statistically tested with the one-way ANOVA, no significant differences in the personality preferences for perceiving and judging of the nurse manager and productivity of the patient care unit were found. A Pearson Correlation Coefficient determined that there was no statistically significant correlation between the nurse manager's age, experience, or longevity in position and productivity. However, education was found to be significantly (p
Implications for nursing include the planning of a staff development program for nurse managers specific to their individual needs with the potential for increasing the likelihood of their success in managing productivity.