Date of Award
Doctor of Education
Educational Leadership, Research and Technology
Dr. Uldis Smldchens
Dr. Dale Brethower
Dr. Robert Brinkerhoff
The relationship between communication styles of nurse managers and stability of the registered nurses in their respective departments was investigated. A random sample of first-line nurse managers (N = 83) in 10 hospitals in lower Michigan were surveyed. The communication style of the first-line nurse manager was determined by the Professional Communication Inventory (Pfaff & Busch, 1990). Stability was reported by participants through the use of an inventory designed by the researcher. Data analysis did not reveal any relationships between a managers' communication skills and the stability of registered nurses in their unit(s).
Blair, Sherry A., "The Relationship Between Communication Skills of First Line Nurse Managers and Stability" (1993). Dissertations. 1876.