:: Volume 21, Issue 2 (2019 2019) ::
J Mil Med 2019, 21(2): 168-177 Back to browse issues page
The effect of managerial coaching on nurses’ innovative behaviors: mediating psychological empowerment and role clarity (Case study: Nurses of a military hospital)
Abbasali Rastgar, Sajad Alikarami, Eghbal Jabari *
Faculty of Economics, Management and Administrative Sciences, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran , e_jabari@semnan.ac.ir
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Background and Aim: Today, nurses with innovative behaviors are an asset of any hospital, since they can instigate improvement and progress. Managerial coaching can help employees increase their innovative behaviors and motivate them function better. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of managerial coaching on innovative behaviors by mediating the role clarity and psychological empowerment among nurses in a military hospital in Tehran.
Method: This study used a descriptive-survey research method is. The population included 190 nurses from a military hospital in Tehran, Iran. From this population, 130 people were selected by simple random sampling. For data collection, standard questionnaires were used which had been verified for their reliability and validity. Questionnaires were distributed among the nurses of different parts of the hospital within three days and they were asked to complete them after one week. To analyze the data, structural equation modeling using SMART-PLS software was used.
Results: Managerial coaching has a positive and significant effect on nurses' innovative behaviors (t =146.6, β = 0.511). Among the management coaching components, this study showed that the acceptance of ambiguity, facilitating development and open communication have the most impact. The mediation of role clarity and psychological empowerment has a positive and significant effect on innovative behaviors and can instigate innovative behaviors in nurses.
Conclusion: Regarding the findings of the research, it is possible to increase the managerial behaviors by supervisors and managers by means of introducing a managerial approach. Management mentoring help to provide role clarity and psychosocial empowerment for nurses and increases their innovative behaviors. 
Keywords: Innovative behaviors, Managerial coaching, Psychological empowerment, Role clarity and military hospital.
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Type of Study: Orginal Research | Subject: military medcine
Received: 2019/02/15 | Accepted: 2019/04/30 | Published: 2019/05/15

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