Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-22360
Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: The impact of preferences for clinical and managerial leadership roles on the willingness to apply for a medical leadership position : analysis of gender differences among a sample of German senior physicians
Authors: Liberatore, Florian
Schätzle, Julia
Räwer, Henrik
Homayounfar, Kia
Lindenmeier, Jörg
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1177/09514848211010258
10.21256/zhaw-22360
Published in: Health Services Management Research
Volume(Issue): 35
Issue: 1
Pages: 27
Pages to: 36
Issue Date: 19-Apr-2021
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Sage
ISSN: 0951-4848
1758-1044
Language: English
Subjects: Career path; Gender role; Hospital; Hybrid role; Medical leadership; Self-efficacy
Subject (DDC): 610: Medicine and health
658.4: Executive Management
Abstract: Background: The hybrid role (clinical and managerial leadership tasks) of physicians in medical leadership positions (MLPs) is a driver of the attractiveness of these positions. The increasing feminization of the medical profession makes gender-related preferences for hybrid roles relevant. Purpose: The current study uses the (EPL) career aspirations framework to analyze the (gender-related) effects that efficacy beliefs, motivations, and preferences for clinical leadership and managerial leadership have on the willingness of chief physicians to apply for an MLP. Methodology: A survey of senior physicians in German university hospitals yielded a sample size of N?=?496. The resulting data were analyzed using a structural equation modeling approach. Findings: The results confirm the low preference for MLPs among senior physicians, which is mainly affected by preferences for managerial leadership tasks. Female senior physicians perceive the position of an MLP to be less attractive than their male counterparts do, and female physicians’ willingness to apply for an MLP is concurrently driven by their preferences for clinical leadership and managerial leadership tasks. Practical implications: Mentoring programs could boost female senior physicians’ preparedness for MLPs. Further, flexibility in fulfilling managerial leadership tasks could be promoted to make MLPs more attractive to women.
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/22360
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Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Winterthur Institute of Health Economics (WIG)
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