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Korean Journal of Preventive Medicine 1999;32(3): 374-382.
The Relationship of Organizational Culture and Organizational Effectiveness at the General Hospital.
Heuisug Jo, Sunhee Lee, Woohyun Cho, Kihong Chun, Okryun Moon
1Department of Preventive Medicine, Medical College of Ewha Womans University, Korea.
2Department of Preventive Medicine, Medical College of Yonsei University, Korea.
3Department of Preventive Medicine, Medical College of Ajou University, Korea.
4Department of Health Policy & Administration, School of Public Health, Seoul National University, Korea.
OBJECTIVES: Organizational culture has been important in field of organizational behavior research for the past decade. Although there has been a growing interest in the organizational culture and organizational effectiveness, there is few research in health care field. This study was carried out to investigate the relationship of organizational culture and organizational effectiveness at general hospital. METHODS: Data was collected by self-administrated questionares. Organizational cultures were measured by using Likert scale. A general hospital in Kyunggi-Do was selected and survey was conducted to 675 workers. Data was analyzed with computer package, PC- SPSS. RESULTS: There were four types of organizational culture in this hospital : consensual culture, developmental culture, hierarchical culture, rational culture. Many workers recognized their culture as rational culture and developmental culture. This finding showed that the hospital had both human related and task related climate. There were some differences in recognition of sub-organizational culture by occupational group, but perceived organizational culture was in accordance with sub-organizational culture in general. Multiple regression analysis and multiple logistic regression analysis were conducted to find the relationship of organizational culture and organizational effectiveness. As a result, developmental culture showed a strong relationship with organizational commitment and job-satisfaction. CONCLUSIONS: These results showed that types of organizational culture were significantly related to organizational effectiveness and understanding the existing culture is essential to develope their organizational effectiveness.
Key words: Organizational Culture; Sub-organizational culture; Organizational Effectiveness
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