Factors affecting patient safety culture of clinical nurses: Focusing on authentic leadership and team effectiveness

Tae Wha Lee, Phill Ja Kim, Hye Young Lee, Hae Kyung Shin, Hyun Sim Lee, Yoona Choi

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Abstract

Purpose: This study was conducted to test a structural model for patient safety culture of clinical nurses focusing on organizational policy and interpersonal factors. Methods: A descriptive structural equation model design was used. Participates in this study were 385 clinical nurses. The variables of safety management system, authentic leadership, team effectiveness, and patient safety culture were measured to test the hypothetical model. SPSS 25.0 and AMOS 21.0 were used to analyze descriptive statistics and path analysis. Results: The final model fit satisfied goodness-of-fit and all path were significant. Authentic leadership (β=.54, p=<.001) was reported as the most influencing factor, followed by team effectiveness (β=.24, p<.001) and safety management system (β=.21, p<.001). Safety management system (β=.38, p=.002) and authentic leadership (β=.12, p=.002) had indirect effects on patient safety culture as well. Conclusion: The findings of this study show the importance of authentic leadership, team effectiveness, and safety management system to develop patient safety culture. The health care organization should develop the programs to increase these influencing factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-42
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Korean Academy of Nursing Administration
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Feb

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
-This study was supported by Hospital Nurses Association fund in 2017.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 Korean Academy of Nursing Administration. All rights reserved.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education

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