Finns det skillnader mellan kvinnliga och manliga läkares arbetsmiljö efter bolagisering?
2008 (Swedish)In: The First National Conference of Working Life: 6-7 May 2008, at Växjö University, 2008Conference paper (Refereed)
To transform public administration units into non-profit public stock companies has been one way to meet effectiveness and quality demands in Swedish health care. This kind of change, like other changes, is assumed to increase the feelings of uncertainty among the employees. Uncertainty is associated with a negative work climate, more negative work related attitudes and ill-health. Men have often a higher status than women, which could give men better resources to handle uncertainty, compared to women. The aim of this study is to investigate if there are any differences in work climate, work related attitudes and ill-health between female and male physicians after a change of an acute care hospital from being a public administration unit to be a non-profit public stock company. The first step is, however, to investigate if women and men mean the same thing by the concepts of work climate, work related attitudes and ill-health. This cross-sectional study investigates 191 physicians (92 women and 99 men) who worked at a hospital which had been transformed into a non-profit public stock company. Even tough there were some differences between the genders in the appraisal of the investigated concepts, the underlying structure seem to be similar for women and men. The results of two multivariate analyses of variance showed that female physicians reported worse work climate, less commitment and more ill-health than their male counterparts. This suggests that women (compared to men) could have less access to resources to reduce uncertainty in the case of an organizational change. This should be taken into account when changes are planned and implemented.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
gender, physicians, organizational change
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-16156OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-16156DiVA: diva2:182676