Mediating the effects of work-life conflict between transformational leadership and health-care workers' job satisfaction and psychological wellbeing

Tidsskriftartikel - 2012

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Background: The importance of work-life balance for job satisfaction and wellbeing among health-care employees is well-recognized. Evidence shows that transformational leadership style is linked to psychological wellbeing. It is possible that transformational leadership is also associated with employees' perceptions of work-life conflict, thereby influencing their job satisfaction and wellbeing.Methods: A longitudinal design was used where staff working within Danish elderly care completed a questionnaire at baseline and 18-month follow-up (N = 188).Results: Regression analyses showed that transformational leadership style was directly associated with perceptions of work-life conflict, job satisfaction and psychological wellbeing. Work-life conflict mediated between transformational leadership and wellbeing, but not job satisfaction.Conclusion: The findings suggest transformational leadership style may improve perceptions of work-life balance and employee wellbeing.

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Munir F, Nielsen KM, Garde AH, Albertsen K, Carneiro IG. Mediating the effects of work-life conflict between transformational leadership and health-care workers' job satisfaction and psychological wellbeing. Journal of Nursing Management 2012;20(4):512-521.
doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2834.2011.01308.x

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