ORGANIZATIONAL HEALTH: IMPLEMENTATION OF A PUBLIC UNIVERSITY
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Keywords:University, Administrative Staff, Organizational Health
In this study, it is aimed to examine the views of organizational health of administrative staff working in a public university. Organizational health is defined as the combination of employee welfare and organizational effectiveness. It is up to the organization to keep its life in a global competitive environment and to keep up with the changes in that the organization is in a healthy structure. A face-to-face survey was conducted in 2018 at a public university and planned in a quantitative research design. A questionnaire consisting of 29 questions was applied to 187 people who agreed to participate in the survey. The questions in the questionnaire consist of two parts. In the first part; socio-demographic characteristics of those who participated in the research and in the second part the "Organizational Health Scale" developed by Rosen and Berger (1991) and piloted by Emhan (1995) was used. The scale consists of 20 items. The answers to the questions; 1- I do not participate absolutely, 2- I do not participate, 3- Partially, 4- I participate, 5- I am absolutely agree. In the evaluation of the scale, it was stated that those between 1-49 were unhealthy, those between 50- 84 were healthy and unhealthy, and those between 85-100 had healthy organizational characteristics. Data collected in the study were analyzed using the SPSS program. Descriptive statistics, t tests and correlation analysis were applied on the data. As a result of the statistical evaluation of the data, 28,9% (54 people) of the 187 persons participating in the study were unhealthy, 64,7% (121 people) were healthy and unhealthy, 6,4% ) assessed the organization as healthy. In addition, it was determined that there is no significant difference between the organizational health scores in terms of the socio-demographic characteristics of the university. As a result of the work, suggestions were made to increase organizational health.
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