A two-wave trend study of organizational climate and psychological distress among general and psychiatric nurses in Hong Kong

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Abstract

This study adopts a two-wave design examining relationships between organizational climate and psychological distress among nurses in Hong Kong, and comparing levels of psychological distress and work pressure between general and psychiatric nurses, by drawing samples from acute and psychiatric hospitals in Hong Kong, using self-administered questionnaires. The samples include 144 nurses (74 general nurses, 70 psychiatric nurses; 47 males, 97 females) and 114 nurses (85 general nurses, 29 psychiatric nurses; 17 males, 97 females) in the respective first and second wave of study. Stepwise multiple regression analyses revealed that ‘immediate upper level’ was an important predictor of psychological distress in both the first wave and second wave of study. Further, psychiatric nurses perceived higher work pressure, had higher psychological distress and lower job satisfaction than general nurses.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 1999
EventThe 6th European Network of Organizational Psychologists Conference on Organizational Psychology and Health Care - European Network of Organizational Psychologists, Ghent, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Oct 19997 Oct 1999

Conference

ConferenceThe 6th European Network of Organizational Psychologists Conference on Organizational Psychology and Health Care
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGhent
Period7/10/997/10/99

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    A two-wave trend study of organizational climate and psychological distress among general and psychiatric nurses in Hong Kong

    SIU, O., Sep 2000, Hong Kong: Centre for Public Policy Studies, 23 p. (Centre for Public Policy Studies Working Paper Series; no. 106).

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    SIU, O. L. (1999). A two-wave trend study of organizational climate and psychological distress among general and psychiatric nurses in Hong Kong. Paper presented at The 6th European Network of Organizational Psychologists Conference on Organizational Psychology and Health Care, Ghent, United Kingdom.