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International Journal of Advance Research in Nursing
International Journal of Advance Research in Nursing
2020, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part A
Effect of an authentic leadership educational program for first line nurse managers on nurses' work engagement and organizational citizenship behavior

Asmaa Farghjaly Ali, Shereen Faiyez Gabra

Background: Authentic leadership is prominent to improve commitments, trust and enhance organizational outcomes. Organizational citizenship and work engagement acts as the outcomes of authentic leadership. As a leader, first-line nurse managers can use an authentic leadership style that positively effects on their nurses.
Aim: To investigate the effect of an authentic leadership educational program for first-line nurse managers on nurses' work engagement and organizational citizenship behavior.
Design: A quasi-experimental research design was utilized.
Setting: The study was carried out at Gynecology, Obstetric and Pediatric Minia University Hospital at Minia City – Egypt.
Subject: All first-line nurse managers worked in the inpatient and outpatient units (n = 27), and all nurses who worked in the same units (n = 175) were included in the study.
Tools: four tools were utilized in this research; tool I: authentic leadership knowledge questionnaire, tool II: authentic leadership self-assessment questionnaire, tool III: work engagement scale, and tool IV: organizational citizenship behavior scale
Results: knowledge level and self-assessment about authentic leadership for first-line nurse managers had low score before an educational program implementation; after implementation and after three months of program implementation they had high score with statistically significant differences; also nurses' work engagement and organizational citizenship behavior score increased after implementing authentic leadership education program for first-line nurse managers.
Conclusions: Authentic leadership educational program positively impacted on first-line nurse managers by improving their knowledge and self-assessment about authentic leadership after educational program implementation during various testing times. Also, nurses' work engagement and organizational citizenship behavior score improved after implementing an authentic educational leadership program.
Recommendations: Periodical workshops, training, seminars, and program for the first-line nurse managers to enhance their authentic leadership competencies that increase work engagement and organizational citizenship behavior for their nurses.
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How to cite this article:
Asmaa Farghjaly Ali, Shereen Faiyez Gabra. Effect of an authentic leadership educational program for first line nurse managers on nurses' work engagement and organizational citizenship behavior. Int J Adv Res Nurs 2020;3(2):59-67.
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