Psychological Empowerment and its Associated Factors among Operational Staff of Tehran Emergency Center LC15-LC17
Dr. Mohammad Heidari,
Ayatollah Kashani Blvd, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran.
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Introduction: Emergency medical personnel often face chronic stress which, in many situations causes psychological problems. In this regard, psychological empowerment can reduce psychological tensions in health care environment through increasing efficiency and motivation.
Aim: To investigate psychological empowerment and its related factors in operational staff of Tehran Emergency Center (TEC).
Materials and Methods: In this analytical study, a total of 285 people were selected by simple sampling method from 1100 operational staff of TEC. Data was collected using demographic information and Spritzerâ€™s psychological empowerment questionnaire. SPSS/19 software and descriptive analytical tests were used for data analysis.
Results: The findings suggested that most of the participants (46%) were in intermediate level in terms of psychological empowerment, and the mean score of psychological empowerment in participants was 46.43. A significant correlation was found between the dimension of self-determination of psychological empowerment and work experience (p<0.05).
Conclusion: Owing to the critical duties of medical emergency centers in maintaining and improving public health, and based on the findings of this study, it is recommended that the authorities should pay more attention to the capabilities of the staff while giving responsibilities to them and to conduct effective planning in this regard.