Productivity and employees' organizational justice perceptions in long-term care for the elderly

TitleProductivity and employees' organizational justice perceptions in long-term care for the elderly
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsHeponiemi T., Elovainio M., Laine J., Pekkarinen L., Eccles M., Noro A., Finne-Soveri H., Sinervo T.
JournalRes Nurs Health
Volume30
Issue5
Pagination498-507
Date PublishedOct
ISBN Number0160-6891 (Print)
Accession Number17893931
KeywordsAdult, Aged, Attitude of Health Personnel, Decision Making, Organizational, Efficiency, Organizational, England, Female, Homes for the Aged/ethics/ organization & administration, Hostility, Humans, Interprofessional Relations, Linear Models, Long-Term Care/organization & administration, Middle Aged, Nursing Homes/ethics/ organization & administration, Occupations, Personnel Management/ standards, Social Justice
Abstract

We examined the associations between productivity, employer characteristics, and context variables, and the organizational justice perceptions of 330 female employees in long-term institutional elderly people care. The productivity measure used was the proportion of the inpatient days to total costs. Employees working in high productivity units experienced higher procedural justice than those working in low productivity units. Hostile employees experienced both the procedures and management as less fair than non-hostile employees. Unit size and resident turnover were negatively and registered nurses percentage positively associated with procedural justice perceptions.