Job satisfaction of registered nurses related to supervisory management style
This explanatory study was done to identify the relationship between the job satisfaction levels of 100 registered nurses working in a hospital and the management style of their immediate supervisors. A Kruskal-Wallis Test, performed to test the null hypothesis, yielded a significant chi-square of 8.66 (E~.03). Data collected from the questionnaires revealed that nurses' job satisfaction levels were significantly higher (E~.05) when their supervisors' styles were participating (high relationship/low task) or selling (high task/high relationship) than when the styles were telling (high task/high relationship) or delegating (low relationship/low task). A Dunn's Post Hoc Test was performed to determine where the significant differences in leadership style were located. No significant differences were found in job satisfaction scores of nurses whose supervisors' leadership style was selling or participating, or in job satisfaction scores of nurses whose supervisors' leadership style was telling or delegating.