Bawa-Muhammad Taiwo Hassanat is a registered nurse with Nigeria Nursing and Midwifery Council. She received her bachelor of Nursing Science from National Open University of Nigeria Lagos with second class upper. She is a student midwife in a second semester at Usmanu Dan Fodiyo University Teaching Hospital Sokoto, Nigeria. She is the founder and Principal at Brighter Maternal and Child Healthalth Foundation, a non governmental organization that care for vulnerable families especially mothers and children She is the present vice chairman of Federations of Local Government Nurses and Midwife Abuja Municipal Area Council branch Abuja, Federal Capital Territory Nigeria from April 2012. She is the nurse in charge of antenatal, postnatal, family planning and prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV/AID and also an adherence counsellor in Jahi I Primary Health Care clinic FCT Abuja Nigeria from 2012 July till date. Her current research project is factors influencing the utilisation of postnatal care services and factors influencing bringing care from clinics to home in Nigeria.
Dr. Juruena is currently working as Nurse II at Southern Philippines Medical Center as well as a Nursing Instructor (Part-time) at Davao Medical School Foundation, Inc. He received his PhD in Nursing Practice at Mandaue City College in 2017. He completed his Master of Arts in Nursing major in Medical-Surgical Nursing at University of the Visayas in 2015. He currently undertaking his second professional doctorate degree, Doctor of Healthcare Management at University of the Visayas. He also works as one of the Editorial Board Members and Peer Reviewers in Nursing and Palliative Care International Journal at Ology Press in Budapest, Hungary. He has authored two books, one for Master’s thesis and the other is Doctorate dissertation. His works reflect his research interests in healthcare management and clinical nursing. He is serving as a member of Philippine Nurses Association and National League of Philippine Government Nurses
Studies on leadership nowadays are tend to focus more on leaders’ influence to their followers. But little did we know that followers have also influenced their leaders. Mutual perceived support relationship between leaders and followers is essential as it would affect the performance outcomes of the latter. However, on the head nurses’ perspective, there has no study conducted on how they manage to support their staff nurses amidst of work demands which may possibly hinder their job to succeed. The purpose of the study was to examine the impact of perceived support relationship of head nurses on the performance outcomes of staff nurses in two selected government hospitals. The study utilized a descriptive-analytical research design. Nineteen head nurses and 137 staff nurses were agreed to participate in this study using the universal sampling technique. Creditor ideology of the head nurses has a significant effect on the staff nurses’ performance outcomes. Head nurses’ perceived support relationship, dispositional variables, and work stressors through staff nurses’ perceived supportive supervision are all predictors of staff nurses’ performance outcomes. Improving the organizational support and supportive supervision of head nurses notably increase the staff nurses’ performance outcomes; reducing the head nurses’ perceived negative reciprocity norm and role-conflict increase the staff nurses’ performance outcomes; reducing the head nurses’ perceived reciprocation wariness and need for emotional support decrease the staff nurses’ performance outcomes; reducing the head nurses’ perceived follower support, exchange ideology, and creditor ideology significantly decrease the staff nurses’ performance outcomes; and, the more the head nurses become narcissistic, have more workload, and large span of control greatly decrease the staff nurses’ performance outcomes.