LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES OF PHYSICIANS WORKING IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR HOSPITALS OF KARACHI

Asima Fasial, NADIA AYUB

Abstract


This article investigates the differences between physician working at public and private sector hospitals, on leadership competencies, in Karachi, Pakistan. To assess leadership competency “Leadership Competency Self-Assessment (Schulich University of Medicine and Dentistry, 2016) was used. Total 118 physicians working in 3 private and 3 public sector hospitals participated in the study. The results show no significant difference between private and public sector hospitals physicians on the subscales Foundational Leadership.  However, significant differences were found on the subscales of Enhanced Leadership and Strategic Leadership competencies. In addition, the findings on the mean difference in Foundational leadership competencies subscales, between physicians received prior leadership training and have done prior leadership course/s and those who have not received these trainings or taken leadership course/s, were not found to be of significant value. However, significant differences were found in the results on Enhanced Leadership and Strategic leadership competencies subscales on physicians having done the prior leadership training and taken prior leadership course/s. In conclusion the public sector is in need to work towards bridging this leadership gap on all the areas highlighted in the subscales. Physician leaders in Hospitals should be equipped with essential competencies as leaders.




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22555/pbr.v20i3.2124

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