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The philosophy of servant leadership receives a growing interest in academia and among clinical health care leaders. Few European studies are available about the importance of this philosophy for patient and staff outcomes. Prior nursing studies in the US show that servant leadership is related to job satisfaction and better performance. To investigate this among Nordic health care workers, a questionnaire survey was conducted among health care staff in nursing care in four hospitals in Iceland (n=138). A new Dutch instrument (SLS) was used in an Icelandic version. The study shows that servant leadership is practiced in departments of nursing in these Icelandic hospitals, and a significant correlation was found between job satisfaction and servant leadership. The findings support prior findings and indicate that servant leadership among hospital managers is essential for staff satisfaction (Gunnarsdóttir, 2014, p.14).


Servant leadership has received increased attention from scholars in various areas such as academia and the clinical setting. Diverse experts have associated this philosophy with improved patient health outcomes (Gunnarsdóttir, 2014, p.1). Over the years, experts have argued that servant leadership is a foundation for the achievement of enhanced performance in the workplace. To analyze this argument, this study used a set of questionnaires. These questionnaires aimed at collecting information about the potential relationship between servant leadership and attributes like improved performance in the workplace and job satisfaction of practitioners. The findings of the investigation showed that servant leadership related to job satisfaction as well as the enhanced performance of the respective practitioners. The past studies showed that job satisfaction of clinical officials was influenced by the type of leadership styles adopted. Servant leadership influenced job satisfaction positively (Anderson, 2016, pp. 176-180). Job satisfaction translated to improved performance of employees. Therefore, the article in this context creates a connection which supports the previous findings obtained from the earlier studies linking satisfaction at jobs and performance of employee’s top servant management.


Gunnarsdóttir, S. (2014). Is servant leadership useful for sustainable Nordic health care?. Vård I Norden, 34(2), 53-55.

Anderson, D. (2016). Servant leadership, emotional intelligence: Essential for baccalaureate nursing students. Creative nursing, 22(3), 176-180.


I loved your topic of servant leadership as I feel this is an important topic for all areas of our world today. It certainly makes a more harmonious workplace when it is practiced. It certainly seems you like you have the APA citations nailed down tight. I am still struggling on that front. I also liked how you made connections in the information and used that for your information rather than simply using different words for the author’s thoughts.

I confess I found myself a bit confused by the addition of a second quote in the paraphrase rather than sticking with the original quotation so I was bouncing around a bit between trying to figure out which the paraphrase for the first quote and which was material from the second quote as the second quote wasn’t shown directly on the page. It seemed to me that you had the original material you needed contained in the original quote and the addition of the second was not necessary to make your point. However, maybe I am missing something?

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