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Yaminfirooz M, Yaminifirouz M, Mousavi A. Assessment of Organizational Climate of Libraries at Babol University of Medical Sciences in 2012 . jha. 2013; 16 (51) :60-69
URL: http://jha.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1158-en.html

1- PhD Student, General Education Department, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran; Corresponding Author (yaminfirooz@yahoo.com ) , yaminfirooz@yahoo.com
2- MA. Sport Management, Shomal University, Amol, Iran
3- BA. Central Library, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran
Abstract:   (4214 Views)

  Introduction: Organizational climate is a set of characteristics describing and distinguishing an organization from the other organizations. This climate is almost stable over time and may affect the prevailing behaviors in organizations . The purpose of this study was to assess organizational climate of libraries at Babol University of Medical Sciences .

  Methods : This cross - sectional study was conducted in 2011. The population of the study included all full time, temporary and would be full time staff of Babol University of Medical Sciences ( 25) . A standard questionnaire for data collection as well as the questionnaire of O rganizational Climate (OCDQ-RS) , designed by Lille Sussman and Sam Deep, were used. The data were analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics using T-test and ANOVA .

  Results: The results showed that of the maximum score of organizational climate(160)the average organizational score of the libraries under the study was 112.04. There was no significant difference in organizational climate of the libraries under study in school, hospital and central libraries. However, there was a significant difference in the males’ and females’ attitudes towards the prevailing organizational climate in the libraries (P = 0.012 ( .Among The eight indicators of organizational climate the highest average scores belonged to the indicators of disturbance or inhibition ( 16.52), intimacy ( 16.32) and team spirit ( 16.20) and the lowest average score was related to distance indicators with the average of 11.24 .

  Conclusion : Based on the findings of the study, library management and authorities have an important role in improving the organizational climate of libraries. They could provide management strategies to raise interest , creativity and motivation among employees .

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2012/09/25 | Accepted: 2013/11/19 | Published: 2013/11/19

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