1. MSc, Iranian Center of Excellence in Health Management, School of Management and Medical Informatics, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
2. Associate Professor, Department of Health Management, School of Public Health, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran.
3. MSc, Department of Management and Accounting, Islamic Azad University Rasht Branch, Rasht, Iran.
University Street, next to madani Hospital, School of Management and Medical Informatics, Tabriz.
Background & Objectives:
Creating a healthy environment that is based on organizational justice leads to a healthy organization and can be used to promote complex organizations such as hospitals. The main purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between organizational health and perception of organizational politics in educational hospitals of Qazvin University of Medical Sciences.
This descriptive-analytic study was performed on 371 staff members of educational hospitals in Qazvin/ Iran selected through simple stratified sampling method. Organizational Health Questionnaire adapted from Parsons Pattern and Kachmr and Carlson’s (1997) Perceptions of Organizational Politics Scale were used for data collecting. Data analysis was done through SPSS20 and using Chi-square, independent t-test, Pearson correlation coefficient and stepwise multivariate regression analysis.
In the studied hospitals, organizational health from the perspective of employees was in high and very high levels in 76.8% of cases and organizational politics was high in 8.9% cases. There was a significant inverse relationship between organizational politics and organizational health; that is, reduction of organizational politics was significantly associated with organizational health increase (P=0.069).
It is necessary to pay special attention to health and organizational politics in hospitals and to create an environment with more efficient organizational relationships among staff. It is also recommended to define and determine the levels of organization clearly and to take the necessary measures to improve the organizational climate.
Perceptions of Organizational Politics, Organizational Health, Educational Hospital, Staff
Jafarzadeh D, Mohebbifar R, Shishechi R, Bahreini R. The Relationship between Organizational Health and Perception of Organizational politics in Educational Hospitals of Qazvin University of Medical Sciences. Journal of Health Based Research 2017; 3(2): 151-161.