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.
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Organizational climate and psychological distress among general and psychiatric nurses in Hong KongOrganizational psychology and health care at the start of a new millennium
Document TypeBook chapter
PublisherRainer Hampp Verlag
Additional InformationISBN of the source publication: 9783879885886
Citation InformationSiu, O.-l. (2001). Organizational climate and psychological distress among general and psychiatric nurses in Hong Kong. In J. De Jonge, P. Vlerick, A. Büssing, & W. B. Schaufeli (Eds.), Organizational psychology and health care at the start of a new millennium (pp. 39-53). München: Rainer Hampp Verlag.