Factors predisposing to shared governance: A qualitative study

Atashzadeh-Shoorideh, F. and Sadoughi, M.-M. and Sattarzadeh-Pashabeig, M. and Khachian, A. and Zagheri-Tafreshi, M. (2019) Factors predisposing to shared governance: A qualitative study. BMC Nursing, 18 (1).


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Background: The method of implementing shared governance varies among organizations. Identifying the predisposing factors can facilitate and precipitate its successful implementation and aid educational institutions in achieving their goals. This study determined the antecedents of shared governance in nursing schools. Methods: Eleven participants including faculty members of nursing schools, and managers of three major medical universities of Tehran were selected using purposive sampling method and underwent in-depth semi-structured interviews in this qualitative study. Conventional content analysis was used to analyze the data. Results: Data analysis led to the emergence of four categories including the participatory context of higher education institutions, infrastructural obligations, coordination with contemporary needs, and participation-oriented managers resulting in twelve subcategories. Conclusion: This study showed that managers can play a key role in the successful implementation of shared governance in the appropriate context of higher education institutions. Hence, the deliberate selection of managers who believe in managerial participation and their training are mandatory in nursing schools. The senior or higher level managers of educational institutions can empower themselves and their staff in participatory skills along with providing suitable resources of work serving as a suitable model of participation. © 2019 The Author(s).

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Subjects: WA Public Health
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Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2020 07:55
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URI: http://eprints.iums.ac.ir/id/eprint/14852

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