Presenting an Organizational Health Model Based on the Political Behavior of Hospital Managers (Case Study of Fars Hospitals)

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Management, Kerman Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kerman, Iran

2 Department of Management, Kerman Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kerman, Iran.

3 Department of Statistics, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran.


Background and Objective : The current study aimed to provide an organizational health model based on the behavior of managers in Fars Hospitals.
Methods: This research is applied in terms of purpose, it is descriptive in terms of nature, data collection has been done through field research method. The statistical population includes two groups: 1) Experts familiar with the field of organizational health, 15 people were chosen selectively. 2) Among all staff of Fars Hospitals (1780 people), 315 people were selected as the appropriate volume according to Cochran's formula by stratified random sampling method.
Results: Based on the literature review and the obtained opinions of experts, the organizational health questionnaire consisted of 8 main components and 26 sub-indices and a total of 78 questions, and the managers' political behavior questionnaire consisted of 3 main components and 12 sub-indices and a total of 36 questions.
Discussion:The questions ranged from completely appropriate to completely inappropriate in a 5-point Likert scale. In this study, the validity of the organizational health questionnaire was 0.91.5 and the validity of the managers' political behavior questionnaire was 0.93.8 by 15 experts and professors of the university. Considering that Cronbach's alpha coefficient of Organizational Health Questionnaire (0.86) and managers' political behavior questionnaire (99.1) was estimated to be more than 0.7, it can be concluded that they have acceptable reliability. In order to analyze the data, structural equation modeling was used through applying LISREL software.
Conclusion: Based on the path coefficients and t-statistic of the tests, which is greater than the critical value of t at the 5% error level, ie 1.96, the strength of the relationship between the components of organizational health (environmental responsiveness, cohesion, effectiveness, leadership, professional ethics, performance assessment, Communication style and organizational climate) and the behavior of managers is strong and desirable and of a direct type.