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Study of the relationship between empathy and leadership of nurse managers
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Pages: 521-524
Year: Issue:  7
Journal: Chinese Journal of Hospital Administration

Keyword:  Nurse managerEmpathy abilityLeadership;
Abstract: Objective To explore the relationship of empathy ability and leadership among nurse managers.Methods 184 nurse managers completed the Interpersonal Reactivity Index-Chinese Version (IRI-C)scale and Leadership Questionnaire for Nursing Manager for empathy and leadership.Results The average score of the empathy is 57.72±8.59,the average score of leadership is 102.38±14.38.The relationship between empathy and leadership is positive and the coefficient of correlation is r =0.21,(P<0.05).Conclusion The empathy and leadership ability of the nurse managers surveyed are found to be at intermediate level; empathy ability and leadership have positive interactions; and improved empathy ability of nurse managers can strengthen their leadership.
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