Professor, Doctor of Social sciences, Education & PhD of Health sciences, Nursing
Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health sciences
Klaipeda State College

Fields of interest

Applied Philosophy in Social and Health Professions in Higher Education; Competence Development and Evaluation in Various Working and Learning Environments; Professional Identity Development in Higher Education Studies; Teamwork; Research in Caring, Nursing and Social Work of Children and Adults with Chronic and Incurable Diseases; Qualitative Research Methodologies, Multidisciplinary and Multiprofessional Research in Social and Health Care; Leadership, Values and Ethical dilemmas in Nursing and Education.

Recent publications

Žydžiūnaitė, V. (2015). Leadership Styles in Ethical Dilemmas. Reasons, actions and consequences when head nurses make decisions in ethical dilemmas. University of Tampere: Tampere University Press. ISBN 978-951-44-9844-2 (pdf), ISSN 1456-954X; ISBN 978-951-44-9843-5 (Print), ISSN-L 1455-1616, ISSN 1455-1616.

Teresevičienė, M., Volungevičienė, A., Trepulė, E., Žydžiūnaitė, V., Rutkienė, A., Alan W. Tait, Kaminskienė, L. (2015). Technology enhanced learning integration into organizations: mokslo studija. Kaunas, Vytautas Magnus University: Versus Aureus. ISBN 978-609-467-142-5 (Print); ISBN 978-609-467-141-8 (Online). 301 p.

Zydziunaite, V., Lepaite, D., Åstedt-Kurki, P., Suominen, T.  (2015). Head nurses’ decision-making when managing ethical dilemmas. Baltic Journal of Management, 10(2), 166-187. ISSN 1746-5265. URL:

Naujokaitiene, J., Tereseviciene, M., Zydziunaite, V. (2015). Organizational Support for Employee Engagement in Technology-Enhanced Learning. SAGE Open
October-December, 1–9. DOI: 10.1177/2158244015607585.

Minelgaite Snaebjornsson, I., Runar Edvardsson, I.,  Zydziunaite, V., Vaiman, V. (2015). Cross-Cultural Leadership: Expectations on Gendered Leaders’ Behavior. SAGE Open, 
April-June, 1–8
. DOI: 10.1177/2158244015579727.

Zydziunaite, V., Butautaite, V., Rutkiene, A., Tandzegolskiene, I. (2015). Multilayered considerations on the concept of “leadership”: conceptual views in psychology, management and education. European Scientific Journal, 11(25), 17-28. ISSN: 1857-7881 (Print) e-ISSN 1857-7431.

Bagdonaite Stelmokiene, R., Zydziunaite, V. (2015). Mutual attachment between social work students and clients in professional practice. European Scientific Journal, 11(4), 25-35. ISSN: 1857 – 7881 (Print) e – ISSN 1857-7431.

Zydziunaite, V., Suominen, T. (2014). Reasons and consequences of applied leadership styles in ethical dilemmas when nurse managers make decisions. Contemporary Nurse, 48 (2), 150-167. doi: 10.5172/conu.2014.4583. ISSN 1037-6178.

Dudinskienė, L., Žydžiūnaitė, V. (2014). Self-education as Premise and Context for Teacher’s Identity Development: The Case of Master Studies in Educational Science. In G-B. Von Carlsburg, Th. Vogel (eds.). ‘Education and Academic Self-Concept in the Globalized World’. Baltische Studien Zur Erziehungs- und Sozialwissenschaft. Band 28. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Edition. p. 171-182. ISSN 1434-8748. ISBN 978-3-631-65610-5.

Žydžiūnaitė, V., Teresevičienė, M., Gedvilienė, G. (2014). The structure of independent learning in higher education: students’ attitude. Proceedings of the International Scientifical Conference “Society, Integration, Education”, May 23rd –24th, 2014. Vol. 1, pp. 336-346. Rezekne: Rezeknes Augskola. ISSN 1691-5887. ISBN 978-9984-44-140-5. [Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science (Conference Proceedings Citation Index)].

Roos, M., Rantanen, A., Zydziunaite, V. & Suominen, T. (2014). Hoitotyön johtajan toiminta eettisissä ongelmissa – Kaupunginsairaalan perusterveydenhuollossa ja erikoissairaanhoidossa (Nurse manager’s leadership styles in solving ethical dilemmas). ISSN 2324-7940 E-ISSN 2324-7959. Tutkiva Hoitotyö. Nursing Evidence, 12(1), 31-39.  [Finnish language].

Žydžiūnaitė, V., Lepaitė, D, Suominen, T. (2013). Leadership styles in ethical dilemas when head nurses make decisions. International Nursing Review ISSN 0020-8132 (Print) Online ISSN: 1466-7657; 60 (2), 228-235.

Žydžiūnaitė, V., Crisafulli, S. (2013). Interakce mezi vysokoškolskými studenty a vyučujícími jako nástroj rozvoje profesní identity studentů / Issues of interaction between adult students and university lecturers in development of Professional identity. Aula, 21 (1): 5-19. Praha: Vydáva Centrum pro studium vysokého školství. ISSN 1210-6658. [Czeck language].

Rimkienė R., Žydžiūnaitė V. (2013). Professional Identity Statuses of First-Year College Students in General Practice Nursing Programmes: the Case of Lithuania (Lithuania). Balkan Balkan Military Medical Review, 16(2): 79-91. Official Journal of Balkan Military Medical Committee. Athens, Greece.

Bartkevičienė, A., Žydžiūnaitė, V. (2013). Context and outcomes of self-directed learning among immigrants, who participate in activities of communal organizations. Proceedings of EDULEARN13 Conference 1st-3rd July 2013, Barcelona, Spain L. Gómez Chova, A. López Martínez, I. Candel Torres (Eds.). International Association of Technology, Education and Development. pp. 5216- 5226. ISBN: 978-84-616-3822-2. [ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI)].

Zydziunaite, V., Pileicikiene, N. (2013). Methodological considerations for quality assurance in LLL. In Continuous Education as as Prerequisite of the development of Professional Competences. Eds. N.A. Lobanov, N. Mažeikiene, V.N.Skvortsov. Sankt: Petersburg: Pushkin Leningrad Strate University. pp. 250-267. ISBN 978-5-8290-1275-5 (eng.), 978-5-8290-127-1-7. [English language];  pp. 284-305. ISBN 978-5-8290-1273-1 (rus.), 978-5-8290-1271-7. [Russian language].

Žydžiūnaitė, V., Suominen, T., Åsted-Kurki, P., Lepaitė, D. (2010). The ethical dilemmas concerning decision-making within health care leadership: systematic literature review. Medicina ISSN 1010-660X; eISSN 1648-9144; 46(9):595-603. DOI: 10.1111/inr.12018

Žydžiūnaitė, V., Virbalienė, A. (2010). Dignity Self-development as a result of a shared activity among teenagers. The 12th Biennial Conferences of the European Association for research on Adolescence (EARA). MEDIMOND International Proceedings. R. Žukauskienė (ed.). Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, Lithuania, May 12-15, 2010. Pianoro (Bologna), Italy: MONDUZZI EDITORE Inernational Proceedings Division. p. 271-276. [ISI Proceedings = Conference Proceedings Citation Index. Web of Science®]