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Influence of transformational leadership of managers perceived by public health nurses and their social capital on empowerment
Journal of the Korean Data & Information Science Society 2017;28:585-96
Published online May 31, 2017
© 2017 Korean Data & Information Science Society.

Yeong Ae Kim1 · Soo Young Jun2

1Department of Health Promotion, Deagu Metropolitan City
2Graduate School of Kyungpook National University
Correspondence to: Soo Young Jun
Doctoral nursing student, Graduate School of Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41944, Korea. E-mail:
Received March 13, 2017; Revised April 30, 2017; Accepted May 16, 2017.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
The purpose of this study was to elucidate public health nurses’ empowerment to public health center managers’ transformational leadership and public health nurses’ social capital. From Feb. 29 to Apr. 8, 2016, a questionnaire survey was conducted with 303 public health nurses, the public nursing officials working at public health centers in Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do. Data were analyzed using SPSS 21.0 program and factors affecting the health-related quality of life were analyzed by t-test, ANOVA, Scheffe test, Pearson’s correlation coefficient, and multiple regression analysis. Public health nurses’ empowerment had a positive correlation with transformational leadership and social capital. The managers’ transformational leadership perceived by the public health nurses and the social capital of the public health nurses were included in the factors affecting their empowerment. The results of the study indicate that these variables should be considered in developing nursing intervention programs to increase empowerment in public health nurses.
Keywords : Empowerment, nurse, social capital, transformational leadership.