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      The relationship between resilience and empowering leader behaviour of nurse managers in the mining healthcare sector

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          Abstract

          Background

          The South African mining healthcare sector faces injuries, illnesses including HIV and AIDS and high staff turnover rates. In this sector, nurse managers should create an optimal environment for providing nursing care by motivating, influencing and empowering nurses.

          Objectives

          This study aimed to investigate the relationship between nurse managers’ resilience and empowering leader behaviour in this sector.

          Method

          The study employed a quantitative, descriptive and correlational design. The research population comprised 31 nurse managers, 101 professional nurses, 79 enrolled nurses and 79 enrolled nursing auxiliaries who participated in the study. Two questionnaires were used as data collection methods, namely Wagnild and Young’s Resilience Scale Questionnaire to investigate the resilience of nurse managers and the Empowering Leadership Questionnaire to measure empowering leader behaviour of the nurses supervised by a particular nurse manager.

          Results

          Out of 31 nurse managers, 8 had a low level, 19 had a moderate level and 4 had a high level of resilience. According to Hoteling’s t-test the nurse managers in the low resilience group displayed lower empowering leader behaviour as perceived by their team members than those in the high resilience group in terms of the five factors included in the Empowerment Leadership Questionnaire.

          Conclusion

          Respondents with high resilience scores tended to have higher leader empowering behaviour.

          Recommendations include the strengthening of nurse managers’ resilience through workshops and reflection practices, debriefing and performance feedback sessions.

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                Author and article information

                Journal
                Curationis
                Curationis
                CUR
                Curationis
                AOSIS
                0379-8577
                2223-6279
                28 June 2018
                2018
                : 41
                : 1
                Affiliations
                [1 ]School of Nursing Science, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa
                [2 ]School of Nursing Science, North-West University, Mafikeng, South Africa
                [3 ]Unit for Business, Mathematics and Informatics, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa
                Author notes
                Corresponding author: Babalwa Tau, 12023361@ 123456nwu.ac.za
                Article
                CUR-41-1775
                10.4102/curationis.v41i1.1775
                6111486
                30035601
                © 2018. The Authors

                Licensee: AOSIS. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License.

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