Evaluation of the attitudes of healthcare professionals towards women managers

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Murat Koçdaş 1 , Selma Söyük 1 , Canser Boz 1 , *

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1 Health Management Department, Health Sceinece Faculty, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey

How to Cite: Koçdaş M , Söyük S , Boz C . Evaluation of the attitudes of healthcare professionals towards women managers, Int J Health Life Sci. 2017 ; 3(1):e74179.

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International Journal of Health and Life Sciences: 3 (1); e74179
Published Online: July 01, 2017
Article Type: Research Article
Received: February 02, 2017
Accepted: March 02, 2017

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Abstract

This research aimed to evaluate the attitudes of healthcare professionals towards women managers. This research was conducted using the general screening model. One hundred twenty-two healthcare professionals working in a public hospital affiliated to the Ministry of Health constituted the research sample for this study. Attitude Towards Women Managers Scale was used as the data collection tool. The average score of healthcare professionals' attitudes towards women managers was higher for the "Task Role Behaviors” sub-dimension than other sub-dimensions. While the attitudes of healthcare professional to women managers differed according to gender, occupation, and manager preference variables, there was no significant difference based on age, education, marital status, and seniority. Female healthcare professionals' attitudes towards women managers were found to be more positive than that of male healthcare professional in "Task Role Behaviors,” "Relational Role Behaviors,” and "Work Ethic” sub-dimensions. In the health sector, where the majority of women employees are, it is thought that it will be beneficial to provide government support to raise the proportion of women in management to the same level as men, to develop and implement effective policies for them, and to make arrangements to support women to become managers.

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Women Managers Healthcare Professional Attitudes Management

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