Document Type : Original Article
Nursing Administration, Faculty of Nursing, Mansoura University, Egypt.
Mental Health Nursing, Nursing Department, College of Applied Medical Science, Shaqra University,Saudi Arabia.
Nursing Administration, Faculty of Nursing, Mansoura University, Egypt
Nursing Administration, Faculty of Nursing, Zagazig University, Egypt.
Nursing Department, College of Applied Medical Science, Shaqra University,Saudi Arabia
Background: Actual leadership is vital for each organization, and leadership behavior is an
essential variable that has significant influence on the success of any organization. Staff nurses with
higher perception of leadership behavior, social intelligence, and job involvement are motivated,
display good performances at work, and devote themselves to their work and organization.
Aim:This study was designed to explore the effects of head nurses’ leadership behaviors and social
intelligence on staff nurses’ job involvement. Design:A descriptive correlational design was
adopted. Setting: This study involved a convenience sample of 256 staff nurses who were
responsible for providing nursing care for patients at the Main Mansoura University Hospital.
Tool:Data were collected using the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ), Social
Intelligence Questionnaire, and Work Involvement Scale. Results:Most staff nurses had a moderate
level of leadership style, social intelligence, and job involvement. A statistically significant positive
relationship was observed between nurses’ insight of social intelligence and transformational style.
Moreover,leadership outcomes have a statistically significant relationship with social intelligence.
Conclusion:Nurses, who have good leadership style, will have higher social intelligence and be
more involved in their work. Recommendations:Workshops and training programs should be
provided in areas concerned with social behavior at work to increase the consciousness of nurses on
how to grow their social intelligence and job involvement.