Psychological Empowerment and Its Relation with Organizational Loyalty Among First Line Managers

Safaa Mohammed Zaki, Ebtsam Ahmed Mohammed


Psychological empowerment is an individual's belief about the meaning of their work, ability to successfully perform their tasks, sense of autonomy and their abilities to influence the work outcomes. Organizational loyalty is the employees being committed to the success of the organization and believing that working for this organization is their best option. Aim of the study: was to assess psychological empowerment and its relation with organizational loyalty among first line managers. A convenient sample of (50) head nurses participated in the study. Descriptive correlational research design was used. This research was carried out at Minia university hospital and pediatric & obstetric hospital. Data were collected by using three tools (1) Personal and clinical data questionnaire, (2) Psychological empowerment scale Spreitzer (1995) (3) Organizational loyalty scale Porter et al., (1974). The findings of the present study revealed that (46%) of the studied subjects had a high level of psychological empowerment and (44%) of them had a high level of organizational loyalty. There were strong positive statistically significant correlations between total psychological empowerment and its dimensions which include" meaning, competence, determination, and impact" and organizational loyalty among first line managers.

Keywords/ Psychological empowerment/ Organizational loyalty/ First line managers

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