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|Title: ||The relationship between work environment and moral sensitivity among faculty assistances at faculty of nursing, Alexandria university, Egypt.|
|Authors: ||Hala A. Abduo|
Fatma M. Baddar
|Keywords: ||Faculty members. Nursing academic Institutions. Physical and mental problems. Rules|
|Issue Date: ||2010 |
|Publisher: ||IDOSI Journal|
|Abstract: ||Understanding work environment in an academic setting would have certain implications for both faculty members and administrators. Little attention was considered for studies about work environment among academia, in general and nursing academic institutions, in particular, in comparison to the much attention given to the clinical settings. Accordingly, the faculty of nursing has a moral and ethical responsibility to provide a positive work environment for its faculty members to work and to promote their abilities in achieving the organizational and personal objectives . This study aimed to investigate the relationship between work environment and moral sensitivity among the nursing faculty assistants. The study was carried out in all academic departments (n=9) at the Faculty of Nursing Alexandria University. The study subjects comprised all nursing faculty assistants who are affiliated to any of the academic departments (n=116). A package composed of two instruments was used to collect data, namely Academic Work Environment Questionnaire (AWEQ) and Moral Sensitivity Questionnaire (MSQ). Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics . Results point to a significant positive relation between academic work environment and moral sensitivity as perceived by the faculty assistants . Specific factors in the work environment such as relation to superior and colleagues , stress, engagement, perceived anxiety, physical and mental problems had an influence on the moral sensitivity among the faculty assistants in the academic settings. Assistant lecturers were more focused on work environment reporting physical and mental problems as the highest impacting factor compared to the perceived anxiety and stress for demonstrators and clinical instructors respectively .
Engagement had the lowest rank among work environment factors. In addition , respondents perceived the dimension of expressing benevolence of moral sensitivity as the highest rank among faculty assistants .
Conversely, rules had the lowest rank among assistants lecturers and demonstrators in comparison to the interpersonal orientation for clinical instructors In conclusion , this study recommended that improvement of faculty assistants work environment motivating and developing their professional and academic competencies to devote ethical academic climate and inspiring the new generations of academic personnel .|
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