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http://hdl.handle.net/10071/7234
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Title: A better physical environment in the workplace means higher well-being? A study with healthcare professionals
Authors: Andrade, C.
Hernández-Fernaud, E.
Lima, M. L.
Keywords: Healthcare professionals
Physical environment
Well-being
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Universidad de la Laguna
Abstract: Physical working conditions have potential effects on health, and play an important role in quality of life, and job satisfaction, yet most studies on the direct or indirect consequences of physical environmental conditions on healthcare professionals’ focus on outcomes such as performance, efficiency, and error. The objective of this study was to analyze the effects of the physical environment quality of healthcare settings on professionals’ wellbeing. The sample comprised 148 healthcare professionals working in inpatient or outpatient care units from four different hospitals. Two independent variables were used: Objective environmental quality (high/low) and Type of care unit (inpatient/outpatient); and three well-being indicators were analyzed: Job satisfaction, Perception of the care unit as close to an ideal care unit, and Subjective stress. Results show that healthcare professionals working in hospitals with better physical conditions feel more satisfied with their job, and perceive the care unit as closer to the ideal. Stress levels were not affected by physical environment quality or the type of care unit.
Peer reviewed: Sim
URI: https://ciencia.iscte-iul.pt/public/pub/id/9865
http://hdl.handle.net/10071/7234
ISSN: 2171-1976
Publisher version: The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1174/217119713805088324
Appears in Collections:CIS-RI - Artigos em revistas científicas internacionais com arbitragem científica

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