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.
|Title of host publication||Organizational psychology and health care at the start of a new millennium|
|Publisher||Rainer Hampp Verlag|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2001|