Clinical and Experimental Psychology

ISSN - 2471-2701

Abstract

Self-esteem and Extroversion as Predictors of Clinical Leadership Competency among Clinicians in Nigeria

Dennis Uba Donald and Oluwatelure FA

A number of writers have referred to the particular issues surrounding doctors and healthcare professionals, both on team leadership and leadership in general. The purpose of the study is to examine the relationship between selfesteem, and extroversion on clinical leadership competency among Clinicians in Lagos and Ondo States Nigeria. The purpose of the study is to examine the relationship between self-esteem, and extroversion on clinical leadership competency among Clinicians in Lagos and Ondo States Nigeria. This phase of this study was conducted using, Ex- Post facto factorial design since it attempted to explain consequence based on antecedent condition. Employees in the health industry in Lagos and Ondo states metropolis constitute the population of the study. Principal component analysis was used for factor analysis in the pilot study. In order to determine the extent and direction of associations among the study variables, Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC) analysis was conducted. Multiple regression analysis was then used to test hypothesis 1, 2 and 3. The analyses were conducted using SPSS 17.0 Wizard. Result indicated that age, gender, job position, job tenure and academic qualification had no significant relationship on clinical leadership. However, marital status depicted significant relationship with clinical leadership. Results show that self esteem did not have a significant relationship with clinical leadership [r (410) = -0.017; p > 0.05]. This implies that self esteem does not have any relationship with clinical leadership. Extroversion had significant negative relationship with clinical leadership [r (410) = -0.198; p < 0.01]. This imply that clinicians who reported high extroversion show low clinical leadership competency. Based on the findings, the study has empirically demonstrated that clinicians who perceived a diminish sense of self esteem, and extroversion showed higher tendency to demonstrate clinical leadership competence than their counterparts in healthcare management.

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