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Application of the Transtheoretical Model as an intervention for the development of nurses' leadership behaviour

Georgia Papantoniou , Martha Kelesi-Stavropoulou , Aspasia Goula , Georgia Thanasa , Evridiki Kampa



Introduction: The need for leadership development in health services has been recognized by the World Health Organization , supporting the need to strengthen leadership at all levels. The design and development of programs to enhance leadership characteristics and improve leadership behavior has been a global initiative that can create successful leaders across all health professionals.

Aim: The present study attempts to investigate the modification - development of nurses' leadership behavior by testing the application of the theory of the Transtheoretical Stages of Change Model to nurses.

Material and Method: This is a productive mixed (quantitative and qualitative) evolutionary research by testing the application of the theory of the Transtheoretical Model of Stages of Change  and the Motivational Interviewing in nurses who perform management tasks in public hospitals, using self-completed questionnaires and semi-structured interviews.

Expected outcomes: The expected outcomes focus on increasing the leadership characteristics of nurses working in the public hospital and performing administrative tasks and modifying their leadership behavior in their workplace by improving the treatment , management and implementation of the procedures existing and prescribed by the internal functioning of the organization.

Conclusions: The Transtheoretical Model (TTM) works as an intervention that explores the stages of behavior change in many situations and it is believed that it can be used to modify nurses leadership behavior.

Keywords: Leadership, nursing, Transtheoretical Model, leadership behavior

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