Leadership styles of hospital pharmacy directors

E. E. Parrett, P. D. Hurd, G. Northcraft, W. F. McGhan, J. L. Bootman

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Abstract

The leadership styles of hospital pharmacy directors and the association between leadership style, participative management, and innovative pharmaceutical services were studied using a mail questionnaire. The questionnaire was sent to 570 randomly selected hospital pharmacy directors. Included were a validated instrument that measures task-oriented versus relationship-oriented leadership behavior and other questions about participation of staff members, innovative services, and respondents' personal characteristics. The response rate was 69%. The majority of respondents perceived their leadership as highly relationship-oriented as well as highly task-oriented. Respondents with the 'high relationship-high task' leadership style had the highest scores for subordinate participation. There were no significant differences in scores for innovative services by leadership style. A positive correlation between scores for subordinate participation and scores for innovative services was demonstrated. Most hospital pharmacy directors used a management style in which relationships and staff participation were important.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1069-1073
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Hospital Pharmacy
Volume42
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management
  • Pharmaceutical Science

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