Organizational culture has been shown by organizational psychology to influence important aspects of staff behaviour.
In particular, mismatches between staff perceptions of real and ideal organizational cultures have been shown to be associated with a range of negative outcomes for staff, such as stress, sickness and staff turnover.
The present study investigates organizational culture in services for people with intellectual disabilities.
The aim was to discover the prevalent organizational cultures in these services, and associations between organizational culture and staff outcomes.
As part of a large-scale survey of staff in services for people with intellectual disabilities, information concerning organizational culture and staff outcomes was collected from 450 staff.
A self-report measure of real and ideal organizational culture produced nine dimensions of organizational culture :
(I) tolerant/staff-oriented ;
(2) achievement-oriented ;
(3) innovative ;
(4) analytical ;
(5) social relationships ;
(6) rewarding staff ;
(7) stable work environment ;
(8) demanding ;
and (9) conflict management.
These nine dimensions of organizational culture showed generally adequate psychometric properties.
While there was some variation in organizational culture across services, there is little variation across staff with different job titles. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Personnel sanitaire, Arriération mentale, Milieu professionnel, Pratique professionnelle, Environnement social, Homme, Déficience intellectuelle, Trouble développement
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health staff, Mental retardation, Occupational environment, Professional practice, Social environment, Human, Intellectual deficiency, Developmental disorder
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0360995
Code Inist : 002B18H04. Création : 14/12/1999.