A1 Journal article (refereed)
Huono johtaminen lääkärikontekstissa (2022)
How bad leadership manifests in the doctor’s profession

Huikko-Tarvainen, S., Juuti, P., Auvinen, T., & Sajasalo, P. (2022). Huono johtaminen lääkärikontekstissa. Hallinnon tutkimus, 41(2), 118-132. https://doi.org/10.37450/ht.109675

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Publication details

All authors or editorsHuikko-Tarvainen, Sari; Juuti, Pauli; Auvinen, Tommi; Sajasalo, Pasi

Journal or seriesHallinnon tutkimus



Publication year2022

Publication date01/06/2022


Issue number2

Pages range118-132

PublisherHallinnon tutkimuksen seura

Publication countryFinland

Publication languageFinnish


Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessOpen Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/81640


This study qualitatively describes physicians’ perceptions of bad physician leadership. The informants (n=50) of this study were physicians from four hierarchical levels (residents, specialists, heads of departments, and chief physicians). Content analysis by thematization was the chosen methodology. We found that bad physician leadership may manifest as adopting misguided leadership roles and styles, setting excessive demands, evading responsibility, lacking social skills and empathy, lacking support, favoritism, and inappropriate conduct. The results suggest that bad leadership can have negative conse- quences for not only working physicians but also the whole healthcare organization.

Keywordspublic health servicegood governancemedical doctorsleadership (activity)leadership (properties)managerial skillsproblemswell-being at work

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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2022

JUFO rating2

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