Background: The persons are a booster and competitive factor at the organizations; they are able to give them intelligence, talent and learning which are essential to a constant renewal in a world of changes and challenges. So, leadership and people linking to organizations are essential to achieve excellence. Method: The purpose was to describe and synthesize the knowledge concerning the research studies which aimed to understanding the effect of leadership on organizational commitment of nurses. It was used the PICOS method to defining the research question, to achieve the inclusion and exclusion criteria and to analyze the primary studies. The research question that guided this study was: What is the influence of leadership on organizational commitment of nurses? Results: Ninety-four research papers were found and seven of these were selected. All studies except one of them indicate that remain influence of leadership on organizational commitment. The line of research at the mostly studies of leadership is based primarily on transformational approach, however, the instruments used in its evaluation are various. This also happens when the organizational commitment is evaluated. There were a diversity of opinions on this variable and the researchers’ approach differs from the one-dimensional and multidimensional perspective. Conclusions: This systematic literature review supports the effect of leadership on organizational commitment on nurses. It’s suggested to conduct research studies across Europe to study different social and cultural context.
|Translated title of the contribution
|The leadership and organizational commitment of nurses: systematic review of the literature
|Number of pages
|Cadernos de Saúde
|Published - 1 Jan 2013
- Organizational commitment