J Korean Acad Nurs Adm.  2010 Dec;16(4):419-427.

Effects of Ethical Leadership on Perceived Organizational Support and Organizational Commitment of Nurses in a Hospital: Mediating Role of Perceived Organizational Support

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  • 1Department of Nursing, Ulsan College, Korea. khlee@mail.uc.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study was done to investigate the relationship of ethical leadership to perceived organizational support and organizational commitment, and explored the mediating role of perceived organizational support in ethical leadership and organizational commitment of nurse. METHOD: Data were collected from 256 nurses in one city. Data from the completed questionnaires was analyzed with the SPSSWIN and AMOS programs. RESULT: Ethical leadership related positively to perceived organizational support and organizational commitment. There was also a positive relationship between perceived organizational support and organizational commitment. It was found that perceived organizational support showed a partial mediating role between relationship of ethical leadership and organizational commitment.
CONCLUSION
The results suggest that positive effects in developing organizational commitment in nurses occur when nurse administrators are concerned about ethical leadership and perceived organizational support.

Keyword

Nurses; Leadership; Organizations
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