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Evaluating the Relationship between Creativity and Employment Status of Hospital Staffs

Author Affiliations

  • 1Dept. of Health Services Management, Hospital Management Research Center, Iran
  • 2University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IRAN
  • 3Dept. of Health Services Management, Health Management and Economics Research Center, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran university of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IRAN
  • 4Dept. of Health Services Management, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IRAN
  • 5Dept. of in Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IRAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 4, Issue (11), Pages 13-16, November,2 (2015)


Considering the growing concern about modernism in the present era, the necessity of exploiting creative minds and even unskilled labour is undeniable. Therefore, one of the important challenges of present managers of organizations is lack of efficient use of intellectual resources, mental power, and potential capacities of human resources. The aim of this study is to evaluate the relationship between creativity and employment status of hospital staffs. This study was conducted using a descriptive-analytical method. The studied population includes all staffs of Shahid Rajayi Hospital of Karaj in Iran. The tool used in this study was a 76-question questionnaire based on Five-point Likert scale. Finally, collected data were analysed using statistical tests of Pearson correlation coefficient and t-test by means of SPSS-19 software. Results showed that the mean creativity of hospital staffs has been 276.96 for women and 279.74 for men. There was a positive correlation between work experience and creativity of staffs, but this relationship was not significant (r=0.008 and p=0.94). Mean creativity between men and women was not statistically significant (p=0.6). The highest correlation coefficient was between encouragement dimension of the top manager and creativity of hospital staffs (r=0.87 and p0.01), and the lowest correlation coefficient was between the dimension of challenging work and creativity of hospital staffs (r=0.36 and p0.01). There was no statistically significant difference between mean creativity of staffs at different educational levels (p=0.4). There was a positive and significant relationship between organizational position of staffs and their creativity (r=0.23 and p=0.042). In the present era, creative thinking and creativity of the work force are the main strengths of any organization – even health care organizations. It seems that influencing staffs’ attitude, giving freedom, and encouraging them can have an important role in improving the hospital performance.


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