Article matrix

Article Matrix and Publication and Journal Purpose of Research Study Research Methodology Research Findings
Strengths and Limitations of Study
Implications for Nursing Leadership
Yaser Mansour Almansour (2012)
The Relationship Between Leadership Styles and Motivation of Managers Conceptual Framework.
Journal of Arts, Science & Commerce
To explore the existing relationship between the styles of leadership and the managers’ motivation in the organizations
The study is in the form of a review of written literature on the issue on leadership styles and its relationship to managers motivation
Motivation is that which drives a specific action.
The drive is due to a potential reward or escape from harm.
Different styles of leadership offer different levels of motivation.
Transformational, transactional and situational leadership styles are the most important for motivation.
It explores a large variety of literature hence gaining a broad perspective of the topic. It is simple to follow and understand.
The study provides secondary information which may not represent the current situation. It therefore cannot be replicated to other settings.
Nursing managers and leaders have to make use of different styles of leadership in order to attain adequate work motivation. Assessing the needs of the organization is necessary in identifying the most appropriate style.
Lorraine Murphy (RGN), (2005)
Transformational Leadership: A Cascading Chain Reaction.
Journal of Nursing Management
To explore transformational leadership and its appropriateness of application in the modern nursing management.
The study is an empirical literature review on nursing management development and the transformational leadership as a style.
Transformational leadership is necessary in nursing management. The nurse managers should be visionary, competent, confidence, balanced and self-aware for effective leadership.
Their charisma and confidence will empower other the staff and healthcare will improve
The study is straight forward and addresses real issues in the clinical setting.
This means that it is fully applicable and replicable in healthcare and nursing management.
It offers secondary information.
Historical influences on nursing management have to be quenched if progress is to take place.
Leadership in nursing management should be focused on competencies and confidence.
Abdul Qayyum Chaudhry and Husnain Javed, (2012).
Impact of Transactional and Laissez Faire Leadership Style on Motivation.
International Journal of Business and Social Science
To explore the dominant leadership style in the public and private sector and hence identify which style is beneficial for the banking sector in Pakistan.
The research uses both qualitative and quantitative studies. Samples were selected from the leaders in the public and private sectors management and questionnaires issued. Variables included age, years of experience, gender and marital status of the respondents. These were related to the style of leadership and the effectiveness.
Managers in banks that have transactional leadership style are more motivated.
There were no significant disparities on the level of motivation across age, gender and marital status.
Those managers with a longer period of experience motivate their staff more.
The study is a cross-sectional study with relevant firsthand data and this increases reliability.
The researcher were not thorough enough to collect information which could have broadened the study and give better results for a deeper analysis.
The age or other personal factors matter less in motivation.
Selecting a leadership style that foster the highest level of staff motivation is necessary.
The nurse leaders and managers who have been there for long are a treasure in ensuring motivation.
Works cited
Almansour, Yaser Mansour. “ The Relationship between Leadership Styles and Motivation of Managers Conceptual Framework.” Journal of Arts, Science & Commerce 3. 1 (2012): 161–166. Print.
Chaudhry, Qayyum, and Husnain Javed. “ Impact of Transactional and Laissez Faire Leadership Style on Motivation University of the Punjab.” International Journal of Business and Social Science 3. 7 (2012): 258–264. Print.
Murphy, Lorraine. “ Transformational Leadership: A Cascading Chain Reaction.” Journal of nursing management 13. 2 (2005): 128–36.