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Journal:   JOURNAL OF ILAM UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES   SPRING 2007 , Volume 15 , Number 1; Page(s) 44 To 50.
 
Paper: 

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ORGANIZATIONAL CLIMATE AND THE MENTAL HEALTH OF HOSPITAL WORKERS IN HAM STATE HOSPITALS

 
 
Author(s):  FOULADVAND KHADIJEH*
 
* ILAM UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: A positive organizational climate can emotionally encourage personnel to contribute in their organizational decisions, even though it can be an indication for their mental health too. In the other hands a negative organizational climate can be a source of pressure and mental stresses. The aim of the current study is to evaluate the above relationships.
Materials and Methods: This cross – sectional study was carried out in 2002. The sample size was 176 person who were randomly selected from the Hospital workers in Ilam state Hospitals. The study was conducted using a standard question are for organizational climate and one for mental health (SCI- 90-R). The data were analyzed using Descriptive Statistics, Regression, T- test and Kruskal - Walis tests.
Results: It was demonstrated that organizational climate had a statistically significant relation with mental health (
a= 0/05, P< 0/03). 5 out of 9 mental health disorders including obsessive - compulsory disorder ( P< 0/04) , depression ( P< 0/04 ) , anxiety (p< 0/01 ) , phobia ( P< 0/01 ) and psychosis (p< % 1) had a significant relation with organizational climate. A positive relation was seen for organizational climate and the income.
Discussion: As organizational climate had a strong relation with many variables studied in present survey and since it was demonstrated that organizational climate had a significant relation with mental health, it is recommended that manager appointment system to be organized according to the organizational climate. This solution can promote the mental health of hospital workers by which the community mental health can be promoted.

 
Keyword(s): ORGANIZATIONAL CLIMATE, MENTAL HEALTH, HOSPITAL
 
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