The Influence of Supportive Nursing Leadership for Retention of Staff Nurses in Private Hospital of Lahor
Objective: Study was conducted to assess the influence of supportive nursing leadership for retention of staff nurses in private hospital of Lahore. Study Design: Analytical cross-sectional study. Settings: Fatima Memorial Hospital (a hospital of private sector in Shadman, Lahore)-Pakistan. Duration: This study was carried out for the period from 1st January, 2018 to 30th April, 2018. Methodology: The instrument used for data collection was structured questionnaire with close end research questions and convenient sampling technique was used among staff nurses having at least one year job experience & volunteered to participate in study. The individual staff nurses were interviewed and requested to answer the research questions. The data were analysed by using SPSS version 21.0. To determine the inter-relationship between independent variables, moderator and dependent variables correlation analysis has been done. Results: The results are described with the help of Pearson’s coefficient Retention nt of correlation (r) and the value of significance (p). Supportive leadership have significant and positive relation with retention of staff nurses (P<.05, r=0.537). Therefore, both variables under the current study are positively and significantly correlated. The results show that R is 23.7% which means that the total variation of 23.7% in the retention is explained by the supportive leadership. Conclusions: Supportive nursing leadership has great influence on nurse’s performance as well as improves their retention in the job and eventually decreases the turnover rate. The positive behavior of nursing managers has the key role for job satisfaction among nurses and improving the quality of patient care.