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Strategic alignment, meaningful work, and employee engagement among teaching hospital's workforce in 2017

Hasan Abolghasem Gorgi, Hamed Fattahi , Azad Shokri, Fatemeh Manafi, Samira Alirezaei, Mozhgan Sadat Ghaemmohamadi, Mahmoud Khodadost, Khadije Maajani

Hasan Abolghasem Gorgi
Health Management and Economics Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran & Associate Professor, Department of Health Services Management, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Hamed Fattahi
Health Management and Economics Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran , Iran & PhD Student, Department of Health Services Management, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences,Tehran, Iran. Email: Hamy_174@yahoo.com

Azad Shokri
Ph.D. candidate, Department of Health Management and Economics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Fatemeh Manafi
Dept. of Health Management and Economics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Samira Alirezaei
Health Management and Economics Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Mozhgan Sadat Ghaemmohamadi
Student Research Committee, Faculty of Health Management and Information Sciences Branch, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Mahmoud Khodadost
Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran.

Khadije Maajani
M.Sc. in Epidemiology. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
Online First: April 01, 2019 | Cite this Article
Gorgi, H., Fattahi, H., Shokri, A., Manafi, F., Alirezaei, S., Sadat Ghaemmohamadi, M., Khodadost, M., Maajani, K. 2019. Strategic alignment, meaningful work, and employee engagement among teaching hospital's workforce in 2017. Bali Medical Journal 8(1): 138-143. DOI:10.15562/bmj.v8i1.908


Background: Human resource management plays a vital role in providing quality services to patients in hospitals.

Objective: This study aimed to determine strategic alignment, meaningful work, and employee engagement of teaching hospitals employees.

Methods: This cross-sectional study conducted in teaching hospitals. Stringer questionnaire applied for data collection. Linear regression analysis used to determine the effect of demographic variables. Pearson and multiple regression analysis used in STATA to evaluate the correlation between strategic alignment, meaningful work, and employee engagement.

Results: Totally 516 participants included in the study. Strategic alignment in the hospitals had a desired situation (54% well level), while it was in a weaker position than employee engagement and meaningful work (18% to 15%-13%). The strategic alignment can be a predictor of meaningful work (r2=37%) and employee engagement (r2=38.1%). Also, the two variables of strategic alignment and meaningful work together have a stronger effect in explaining employee engagement (r2=50.1%).

Conclusions: According to the direct impact of strategic alignment on the meaningful work, employee engagement, and their performance, health policymakers need to pay more attention to these factors finally.

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