Retaining health carers:the role of personal and organisation job resources

Cartwright, Susan (2019) Retaining health carers:the role of personal and organisation job resources. Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance, 6 (2). pp. 98-113. ISSN 2051-6614

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify key personal and organisational resources that influence the engagement, well-being and job satisfaction of healthcare professionals working in Australia.  Design/methodology/approach: Using the job demands–resources model, this study investigates how employee resources and organisation resources influence engagement, well-being and job satisfaction of health professionals in Australian hospitals. The authors collected survey data from a sample of healthcare professionals (n=217) working in three hospitals in New South Wales, Australia.  Findings: The results confirm the importance of the emotional health of employees on their well-being. The results concur with existing research that employees with higher levels of emotional health have more positive emotional and social interactions, and thus exhibit higher levels of well-being at work. The study also uncovers certain aspects of emotional health that can influence a range of employee outcomes.  Practical implications: The findings link human resource management practices to unique motivators of healthcare professionals which, in turn, are likely to improve engagement, well-being and job satisfaction.  Originality/value: The study highlights specific resources that support greater levels of well-being, engagement and job satisfaction in Australian hospitals.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance
Additional Information: This article is (c) Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here. Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
ID Code: 133865
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 21 May 2019 09:30
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2019 05:13
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/133865

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