Clinical supervisors’ views of their leadership role in the clinical supervision process within nursing care.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


The purpose of this study was to investigate nurse supervisors 'views of their supervisory styles, their personal qualities and their leadership role, and the development of these styles The sample consisted of 18 clinical nurse supervisors The data were collected by interviews using 15 open-ended questions, and a 10-item questionnaire, and the analysis was a combination of hermeneutical and factor analysis The analysis revealed two specific styles the emotional and the cognitive supervisory style The supervisors' personal qualities were willingness and preparedness to show understanding, bringing out genuine feelings and 'confirming', the latter being the most important in the nurse supervisors 'styles The supervisors' views of their leadership role showed that high values were given to the following three factors techniques in providing clinical supervision, responsibility for facilitating process, responsibility for creating a climate conducive to supervision and focusing on the main themes


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Nursing
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-161
JournalJournal of Advanced Nursing
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Publication categoryResearch

Bibliographic note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: The Vårdal Institute (016540000)