Journal of Management in Medicine
Emotion at work: Identifying the emotional climate of night nursing (Эмоции на работе: идентификация эмоционального климата медсестер ночной смены) [статья]
Опубликовано на портале: 29-08-2003Reva B. Brown Journal of Management in Medicine. 2002. No. 5. P. 327-344.
This paper introduces the concept of the emotional climate of the workplace and explores how it both shapes and is shaped by the emotions experienced, expressed and redefined by nurses. It extracts emotional aspects of an organizational climate framework developed by Litwin and Stringer and examines these with respect to nurse's experiences. The primary research was carried out at a general hospital NHS Trust in the East Midlands of the UK using a grounded theory methodology. The research methods included semi-structured interviews and observation. The themes identified include many of those found by Litwin and Stringer, others which represent variations upon these, and a new set, which, when combined, identify the emotional climate of the organization. The findings have confirmed that the "experiment" of using a 33-year-old positivistic framework to investigate aspects of qualitative research has enabled a robust contribution to the conceptual area of emotional climate.