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Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2023, Vol. 19(1) 11-28

Towards Engagement in Self-Leadership Practices in the Era of Reforms: South African Nurse Teachers’ Views on Own Personal Mastery

Vhothusa Edward Matahela

pp. 11 - 28   |  DOI:   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2204-26-0006.R2

Published online: February 01, 2023  |   Number of Views: 168  |  Number of Download: 259


Nurse teachers are expected to be agile and adequately prepared to cope with a continuously changing and competitive academic environment. This requires nurse teachers to continually strive for high levels of personal mastery, that is, the motivation to continue learning to improve teaching and learning. However, little is known about nurse teachers’ personal mastery within a nursing education environment.  The article aims to understand nurse teachers’ perceptions of their personal mastery and how their personal mastery could be promoted in a nursing education institution (NEI) context.An explorative, descriptive qualitative design was utilised. Data were collected from nurse teachers working in purposively selected NEIs in South Africa. Four semi-structured focus group interviews were audio-taped, and the interviews were conducted until data saturation was reached. Tesch’s methods were used for thematic data analysis. The two themes that emerged were: views about the meaning of personal mastery in nurse teachers, and views on how nurse teachers’ personal mastery can be enhanced in an educational institution. Nurse teachers should engage in self-leadership practices in order to stimulate their personal mastery. Institutions should provide enabling environments that support the continuous learning of nurse teachers. Teaching nurses in today’s competitive environment requires nurse teachers who are agile and striving to achieve high levels of self-leadership and personal mastery.

Keywords: Continuing Professional Development, Learning Organisation, Motivation, Nurse Teachers, Nursing Education İnstitution, Personal Mastery, Self-Leadership, South Africa

How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Matahela, V.E. (2023). Towards Engagement in Self-Leadership Practices in the Era of Reforms: South African Nurse Teachers’ Views on Own Personal Mastery . International Journal of Progressive Education, 19(1), 11-28. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2023.517.2

Matahela, V. (2023). Towards Engagement in Self-Leadership Practices in the Era of Reforms: South African Nurse Teachers’ Views on Own Personal Mastery . International Journal of Progressive Education, 19(1), pp. 11-28.

Chicago 16th edition
Matahela, Vhothusa Edward (2023). "Towards Engagement in Self-Leadership Practices in the Era of Reforms: South African Nurse Teachers’ Views on Own Personal Mastery ". International Journal of Progressive Education 19 (1):11-28. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2023.517.2.

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