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1- PhD Candidate in Health Services Management, School of Management, South Tehran Branch Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
2- Associate professor, Health Service Management Department, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , masoudi_1352@yahoo.com
3- Assistant professor, Health Service Management Department, School of Management, South Tehran Branch Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
4- Professor, Epidemiology Department , School of Health, Tehran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (1829 Views)
Background and Aim: With empowerment of employees, organizations can take very effective steps in the path to growth and development, which is possible through examining the factors affecting it. This study aimed to determine psychological empowerment and factors affecting it on the staff of medical sciences universities of Tehran.
Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional analytical descriptive study was conducted in 2018 among the personnel of selected medical sciences universities of Tehran (Tehran, Iran, and Islamic Azad University). The universities were randomly selected using cluster sampling, and sample members were chosen from each university in an accessible manner. The sample included 410 individuals. The research instrument was a researcher-made psychological empowerment questionnaire. Validity and reliability (α=0.89) of the questionnaire were confirmed. Data were analyzed by SPSS version 22, Chi-square test, and Pearson correlation coefficient. P<0.05 was considered as a significant level.
Results: Of the 410 subjects, 290 (70.7%) were female. The highest percentage (51.4%) of employees in all three universities had moderate ability. Pearsonchr('39')s correlation coefficient showed a direct and meaningful statistical relationship between employeeschr('39') ability and the factors affecting it such as sense of competence, sense of meaningfulness, and sense of the right to choose (p<0.001). The highest correlation (r=0.654) was found between significant sensory factor and employeeschr('39') ability (p<0.001).
Conclusion: The results showed that the psychological empowerment of staff in medical sciences universities is moderate. Also, there are many factors such as sense of meaningfulness, sense of being effective, sense of the right to choose, and sense of competence in their psychological empowerment.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Hospital Managment
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