El liderazgo de los profesionales de enfermería y el rendimiento organizativoun estudio exploratorio con aplicación del Análisis de Redes Sociales

  1. Marqués-Sánchez, María del Pilar 1
  2. Muñoz-Doyague, María Felisa 1
  3. Pérez-Rivera, Javier 1
  4. Bayón-Darkistade, Enrique 1
  5. Casado-Verdejo, Inés 1
  1. 1 Universidad de León

    Universidad de León

    León, España

    ROR https://ror.org/02tzt0b78

Redes: Revista hispana para el análisis de redes sociales

ISSN: 1579-0185

Year of publication: 2014

Issue Title: Autores, lazos creativos y arte

Volume: 25

Issue: 2

Pages: 140-162

Type: Article

DOI: 10.5565/REV/REDES.517 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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People are social beings who seek to build ties of identity and friendship with others. The nodes and their links build a social network. This framework could be useful for a health manager to optimize these ties. For this reason, it would be interesting to apply SNA to the context of hospitals and health centres in order to determine how the staff's social networks are built and how they influence on the self-perception of the employees about their team performance. The Social Network Analysis methodology is used to determine the central position and leadership of individuals in the networks. The study draws on a sample of 177 professionals from Spanish public health centres. Physicians and nurses tend to differ both in Leadership and in the importance they give to networks. The physician leadership is prominent in the Advice Network, and the nurse leadership in the Help Network and Motivation Network is positively related to performance. This empirical study shows that there are social networks within healthcare teams. Nurses play a leadership role as mediator between the different sub-networks within the same service.

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