Identifying and Ranking the Factors Affecting Virtuousness in Yazd University-Affiliated Hospitals
- Publisher: Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences
(issn: 1728-5127, eissn: 2538-1598)
OrganizationalVirtuousness | Factor Analysis | University-affiliated Hospitals. | Public aspects of medicine | RA1-1270
Introduction: Recently virtue has become a topic of serious examination among organizational researchers. In other words, organizations are moving toward virtuous organization. The purpose of this paper is determining and prioritizing the principal factors of a virtuous organization in Yazd University-Affiliated Hospitals in order to put virtues into practice.
Methods: The procedure we proposed to reach the research aim consists of three steps. In the first Step, we extracted the effective drivers of virtuous organization from the literature. In the second step, we performed an exploratory factor analysis to identify the principal factors affecting virtuous organization Yazd University-Affiliated Hospitals. In the third step, we prioritized the principal factors. The data used in this research consist of questionnaire responses from the employees of Yazd University-Affiliated Hospitals. A total of 240 questionnaires were sent out and a total of 158 valid responses were received.
Results: The factor analysis empirically grouped these drivers into six factors including ethical Culture, Management and leadership, vision, human resource, structure of job and organization and Care for Community.
Conclusion: The results of ranking the factors of organizational virtuous showed that for moving toward virtuousness, the factors of ethical Culture, vision and Care for Community should be improvedby promoting ethics (Providing ethical standards for employee’s and manager’s behavior), Corporate Philanthropy, considering virtues in mission and vision etc. in mentioned hospitals.