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Yaminfirooz M, Noshinfard F, Hariri N, Mohammad Esmaeil S. ClimateQual, Organizational Climate Assessment new tool in Medical Libraries: A Case Study of Mazandaran and Babol Medical Universities . jha. 2013; 16 (52) :15-25
URL: http://jha.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1208-en.html

1- .PhD Student in Knowledge and Information Science, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University , Tehran, Iran; Coressponding Author(yaminfirooz@yahoo.com) , yaminfirooz@yahoo.com
2- Assistant Professor of Knowledge and Information Science Department, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
3- Assosiated Professor of Knowledge and Information Science Department, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (3375 Views)

  Introduction : ClimateQual is International tool for Assess organizational climate in Libraries That was created by the Association of Research Libraries in 2009 . This study aimed to assess the organizational climates of the libraries of Mazandarn & Babol medical universities based on ClimateQUAL indicators.

  Methods: The study conducted as an analytical survey in 2012. Research population included all library staff in the libraries of Mazandaran & Babol Medical university. A researcher-made questionnaire was used for data collection based on 9 indicators included in ClimateQUAL. ANOVA and t-test were applied for data analysis.

  Results: Average of Organizational Climate's libraries in Mazandaran and Babol University of Medical Sciences was 96/97 and 84/108 respectively. The climate of Creativity and innovation, Teamwork, Continuous learning, Psychological Safety and Management in the libraries was Inappropriate. T-test showed that organizational climates of the studied libraries were significantly different (P=0.012). ANOVA results indicated that the organizational climates the employee attitudes was significantly different (p= 0.026).

  Conclution: ClimateQual, can to be used by Medical libraries to assess organizational climate. In order to determine the current status of climate libraries also used strategies for promoting healthy work environment for employees in the library.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2012/12/4 | Accepted: 2013/11/19 | Published: 2013/11/19

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