Influence of organisational climate on public service employee physical health

Health SA Gesondheid

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Title Influence of organisational climate on public service employee physical health
Creator Chigbu, Bianca I. Chinyamurindi, Willie Marange, Chioneso S.
Subject — physical health; organisational climate; decent work; South Africa; public service
Description Background: The working conditions in the South African public service, notably its challenging environment, pose significant threats to the physical health of employees. Calls exist in understanding how this can be addressed.Aim: The study investigated the predictors of physical health, accounting for the role of organisational climate and decent work.Setting: The study was conducted in Bisho in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.Methods: An instrument was administered through a survey using a sample of 289 respondents. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to test the hypothesised relationships.Results: No significant direct effect existed to show that the sounder an organisational climate, the better the physical health of employees will be (β = –0.014, t = –0.199, p = 0.843, 95% confidence interval [CI] [–0.153 to 0.125]). However, statistically significant evidence existed to show that the more focus on promoting decent work, the better the physical health of employees will be (β = 0.463, p = 0.001, 95% CI [0.258 to 0.668]). Finally, decent work has a full mediating effect on the relationship between organisational climate and employee physical health (β = 0.105, 95% CI [0.054 to 0.167]).Conclusion: Public service organisations need to pay attention to the role of its climate and decent working conditions in promoting employee physical health.Contribution: Interventions are needed centered on improving decent work and the organisational climate as identified predictors of employee physical health.
Publisher AOSIS Publishing
Date 2024-03-26
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/hsag.v29i0.2244
Source Health SA Gesondheid; Vol 29 (2024); 7 pages 2071-9736 1025-9848
Language eng
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