• Andi Wetenri Padauleng Department of Hospital Management and Administration, Hasanuddin University
  • Andi Indahwaty Sidin Department of Hospital Management and Administration, Hasanuddin University
  • Ansariadi Ansariadi Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Public Health, Hasanuddin University


In building patient safety culture, leadership is one of the behavioral factors in the Total Safety Culture model. The patient safety culture is related to the issue of Adverse Events as the main issue of this study. Beside that, active involvement of organization members is also needed in the form of work motivation. Therefore, this study aims to identify the dominant leadership style of the inpatient nurse managers  in the c class hospitals and to analyze the relationship between the leadership style and nurse’s work motivation with the application of patient safety culture in the c class hospitals of Bone regency. This research is a cross sectional study with 104 samples of nurses providing care, taken in total sampling at three hospitals, namely Datu Pancaitana Regional Hospital, M. Yasin Army Hospital, and Hapsah Hospital. Data were collected using a structured questionnaire and statistically analyzed using the chi-square test (k x k). The results of this study indicate that the dominant leadership style of the inpatient nurse managers is transactional with the percentage of 69.2%. The results also showed that there was a relationship between leadership style (p <0.05) and nurse’s work motivation (p <0.05) with the application of patient safety culture. It was concluded that the transactional leadership had a positive impact in building an independent culture. The combination of extrinsic and intrinsic motivation has succeeded in creating a public service motivation that has a positive impact in building a reporting and learning culture.


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