Patterns of decisional participation at United Christian Hospital

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Patterns of decisional participation at United Christian Hospital


Author: Lau, Chap-hing
Title: Patterns of decisional participation at United Christian Hospital
Degree: M.Sc.
Year: 1996
Subject: Hospitals -- China -- Hong Kong -- Administration -- Case studies
Management -- Employee participation
Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Department: Multi-disciplinary Studies
Pages: iv, 108 p. ; 30 cm
Language: English
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Abstract: Following the establishment of Hospital Authority of Hong Kong, attention has been paid to employee participation in the management of hospital. Under a climate of encouraging involvement of hospital employee in managing the operations of hospital, this research examines the phenomenon of staff participation in the United Christian Hospital (UCH), employing the framework of pattern of decisional participation derived from that of Alutto and Belasco (1972). The intention is to explore the relationship between the participation pattern and other personality or demographic variables, and to recommend to the management of the United Christian Hospital the policy on further employee participation programmes. The research finds that the staff of UCH is mostly classified as at decisional equilibrium. It also shows that decisional deprivation is significantly related to credibility towards management, achievement needs, age, education and one's seniority. It suggests that (1) the hospital management may continue introducing further employee participation programmes, targetting at the decisionally deprived employees who are possibly younger, more educated with less seniority in terms of years of experience in the profession and in the hospital; (2) the hospital management should pay attention to improving its credibility in order to make further employee participation programmes successful.

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