Cristin-resultat-ID: 604670
Sist endret: 23. mars 2014, 15:24
NVI-rapporteringsår: 2008
Vitenskapelig artikkel

Leadership Qualities in the Return to Work Process: A Content Analysis

  • Randi Wågø Aas
  • Kjersti Lunde Ellingsen
  • Preben Lindøe og
  • Anders Möller


Journal of occupational rehabilitation
ISSN 1053-0487
e-ISSN 1573-3688
NVI-nivå 1

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Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2008
Publisert online: 2008
Volum: 18
Hefte: 4
Sider: 335 - 346


Scopus-ID: 2-s2.0-58549111983
Isi-ID: 000261065700003

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Leadership Qualities in the Return to Work Process: A Content Analysis


Introduction Supervisors have a core role to play in facilitating the safe and effective return to work (RTW) of employees on long-term sick leave. Previous studies have revealed that the risk of long-term sick leave increases with lower social support from the supervisor and lower management quality. The aim of this study was to elucidate leadership qualities that are valued in the RTW process of employees. Methods The study formed part of the Rogaland RTW study, and was designed as a qualitative case study that included interviews with subordinates (n = 30) on long-term sick leave (> 8 weeks) and their supervisors (n = 28) from 19 companies. The informants represented a heterogeneous sample regarding diagnoses, types of occupations, positions, company sector, branches, and sizes. Qualitative and quantitative content analysis of the transcripts obtained during interviews identified leadership qualities. Results Three-hundred-and-forty-five descriptions of leadership qualities were identified, which were categorized into 78 distinct leadership qualities and 7 leadership types. The five most valued leadership qualities were "ability to make contact", "being considerate", "being understanding", "being empathic", and "being appreciative". The three most valued leadership types were the Protector, Problem-Solver, and Contact-Maker. While the subordinates gave more descriptions to the Encourager, Recognizer, and Protector types, the supervisors described the Responsibility-Maker and Problem-Solver most often. The most frequent reported combination of types was the Protector and Problem-Solver, reported by 54% of the informants, while the most common three-types-combination was the Protector, Problem-Solver, and Contact-Maker reported by 37% of the informants. Conclusions This study revealed that there is a wide spectrum of valued leadership qualities, with those reported as being valuable differing between employees and supervisors.


Aktiv cristin-person

Randi Wågø Aas

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved NORCE Samfunn ved NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS
  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Karolinska Institutet

Kjersti Lunde Ellingsen

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Fakultet for helsefag ved VID vitenskapelige høgskole

Preben Hempel Lindøe

Bidragsyterens navn vises på dette resultatet som Preben Lindøe
  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Institutt for medie- og samfunnsfag ved Universitetet i Stavanger

Anders Möller

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Nordiska högskolan för folkhälsovetenskap
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