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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MANAGEMENT EDUCATION AND MANAGERIAL PERFORMANCE OF BACCALAUREATE-PREPARED NURSE MANAGERS


1983 1983

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Abstract (summary)

This study was conducted to determine the relationship between management education of baccalaureate-prepared nurse managers and their managerial performance. It was hypothesized that nurse managers who completed a course in basic management principles and functions would perceive themselves as no more proficient in management that those who did not complete the course as measured by a managerial performance appraisal instrument. It was further hypothesized that supervisors of those who completed the course would perceive these nurse managers as no more proficient in management than those who did not complete the course. A four-group experimental design was utilized with 91 nurse manager participants and their supervisors from hospitals in Wisconsin, Chicago, Minneapolis, and St. Paul.

Although the performance appraisal mean scores of those who completed the course were greater than the mean scores of those who did not complete the course, the difference between the mean scores was not statistically significant. In addition, although the mean scores of the supervisors of course participants were greater than those of supervisors of nurse managers who did not complete the course, the difference was not statistically significant. The hypotheses were tenable.

The results of this study indicate that in this instance no significant difference in managerial performance between nurse managers who completed a course in basic management principles and functions and nurse managers not completing the course was perceived by the nurse managers themselves and their supervisors. However, the format of the course (six audio-taped sessions) and the question of whether lecture instruction alone is adequate to influence managerial performance may qualify the results of the study.

As a result of this study, additional research on the relationship of management education of nurses and their managerial performance is recommended. Such research could include use of other course formats and determination of the relationship between lecture and practical coursework in management and managerial performance.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Nursing;
Health education;
Business education;
Health care
Classification
0569: Nursing
0350: Health education
0688: Business education
0769: Health care
Identifier / keyword
Health and environmental sciences; Education
Title
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MANAGEMENT EDUCATION AND MANAGERIAL PERFORMANCE OF BACCALAUREATE-PREPARED NURSE MANAGERS
Author
OLSON, GREGORY RICHARD
Number of pages
148
Publication year
1983
Degree date
1983
School code
0116
Source
DAI-B 44/04, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
University/institution
Marquette University
University location
United States -- Wisconsin
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
8317281
ProQuest document ID
303272147
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/303272147
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