Negative change and job outcomes : the impact of subjective fit in public sector health care organization

Teo, Stephen, Newton, Cameron J., Pick, David, Yeung, Melissa, & Salamonson, Yenna (2012) Negative change and job outcomes : the impact of subjective fit in public sector health care organization. In Proceedings of : 16th Annual Conference of the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM XVI): Contradictions in Public Management Managing in Volatile Times, Rome, Italy.

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There is an ongoing level of organizational-wide change (such as empowerment and downsizing) occurring within the Australian health care sector. However, there is a paucity of empirical evidence on how public and nonprofit sector nurses cope with these organizational-wide change initiatives and their consequences on individual and work outcomes. This will be the primary aim of the current paper. To this end, a path model is developed base on an integration of existing theoretical perspectives on occupational stress, change management, and person-organizational fit. Data were collected from 252 public and not-for-profit sector nurses. The path analysis suggests that public and nonprofit nurses experience positive and negative change initiatives. Negative change initiatives resulted in an increase in the level of administrative-related stressors. Nurses with more congruent values report less experience with administrative stressors. As nurses experienced more administrative stressors, they tend to report more job dissatisfaction. Nurses whose values were more congruent during organizational change reported higher level of psychological wellbeing. Nurses who were had higher level of psychological wellbeing were found to have higher job satisfaction, which subsequently led to a higher level of organizational commitment.

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ID Code: 52818
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: Australia, Nurses, Administrative Stressors, Person-organizational Fit, Psychological Wellbeing, Job Satisfaction
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Organisational Behaviour (150311)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 please consult the authors
Deposited On: 31 Jul 2012 06:01
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2017 04:15

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