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

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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.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Almeida, S., Fernando, M., Munoz Aneiros, A. & Cartwright, S. (2019). Retaining health carers: the role of personal and organisation job resources. Journal of Organizational Effectiveness, 6 (2), 98-113.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85068093431

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2612&context=buspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/buspapers/1594

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 15

Start Page


  • 98

End Page


  • 113

Volume


  • 6

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

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.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Almeida, S., Fernando, M., Munoz Aneiros, A. & Cartwright, S. (2019). Retaining health carers: the role of personal and organisation job resources. Journal of Organizational Effectiveness, 6 (2), 98-113.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85068093431

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2612&context=buspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/buspapers/1594

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 15

Start Page


  • 98

End Page


  • 113

Volume


  • 6

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom