Opinion of the Hospital Personnel Regarding the Unionization of Public Hospitals

Author/s: Musa Özata, Ali Yılmaz, Çetin Bebe, Hilal Akman

DOI: 10.12738/SM/2015.2.011

Year: 2015 Vol: 1 Number: 2

Abstract

The aim of the current study was to evaluate the opinion of the hospital employees about the unionization of the public hospital system. The sample of this study included 333 people who work at the Konya Numune and Beyhekim hospitals, which operate under the general secretary of the Konya public hospital union. The researchers conducted a survey that consisted of 22 questions. The data was analyzed with descriptive statistical methods using SPSS. The Cronbach’s alpha coefficient for the survey was calculated at .949. The results of the research showed that participants believe that the unionization of public hospitals has increased officialism and has failed to promote productivity; indeed, there has been no positive development in personal rights or positive change in organizational structure and there is no emphasis on qualifications regarding management appointments.

Keywords
Ministry of Health, Union of Public Hospitals, Hospital staff, Satisfaction levels, Health management