Investigating the Relationship between Psychological Empowerment of Nurses and Organizational Learning in Iran: A Study on Tabriz Imam Reza Hospital

Mohammadakbar Sheikhzadeh, Habibollah Salarzehi, Rasoul Yavari

Abstract


Today organizations work permanently in unsustainable environments and need to frequent changes and learning in individual, group, organizational, and inter-organizational levels. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between organizational learning and psychological empowerment in one of Tabriz hospital. Statistical population of this research is employed nurses in various work shifts that 207 ones were selected by simple random method as statistical method and personal information questionnaire, Marsick Watkins organizational learning questionnaire (2003), and Spritzer psychological empowerment questionnaire (1995) were used to collect data. Cronbach's alpha coefficient was used in order to determine questionnaires reliability coefficient Pearson correlation coefficient and linear regression, functional analysis, and structural analysis were used to analyze data. Correlation coefficient results showed that there is positive and significant relationship with 99% confidence level between organizational learning and psychological empowerment aspects. In addition, regression results showed that predictor variables (organizational learning, team learning, and personal learning) explain 53.8% of variance (changes) of psychological empowerment variable significantly. Conclusion: organizations should enhance all aspects of psychological empowerment for maturity and it will be possible when we significantly focus on organizational learning.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n5p371


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