Title

Organizational climate and psychological distress among general and psychiatric nurses in Hong Kong

Document Type

Book chapter

Source Publication

Organizational psychology and health care at the start of a new millennium

Publication Date

1-1-2001

First Page

39

Last Page

53

Publisher

Rainer Hampp Verlag

Abstract

This study examines the relationships between organizational climate and psychological distress among nurses in Hong Kong. Using self-administered questionnaires, it compares levels of psychological distress, job satisfaction and work pressure between general and psychiatric nurses. Samples are drawn from acute and psychiatric hospitals in Hong Kong. The samples cover 144 nurses (74 general nurses, 70 psychiatric nurses; 47 males, 97 females). Stepwise multiple regression analyses revealed that the 'immediate upper level' (i.e. supervisors and departmental policies) was an important predictor of psychological distress amongst nurses. Furthermore, psychiatric nurses perceived higher work pressure and lower job satisfaction than did general nurses.

Additional Information

ISBN of the source publication: 9783879885886

Recommended Citation

Siu, O.-l. (2001). Organizational climate and psychological distress among general and psychiatric nurses in Hong Kong. In J. De Jonge, P. Vlerick, A. Büssing, & W. B. Schaufeli (Eds.), Organizational psychology and health care at the start of a new millennium (pp. 39-53). München: Rainer Hampp Verlag.

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