Relationship between staff-reported culture change and occupancy rate and organizational commitment among nursing homes in South Korea

Minhong Lee, Jae Sung Choi, Jinseop Lim, Young Sun Kim

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Abstract

Purpose: This study aims to examine culture change in nursing homes in South Korea and to identify the outcomes of culture change implementation. Design and Methods: Data were taken from survey responses from 223 top-or mid-level staff among nursing homes in South Korea that were selected through a proportionate random-stratified sampling method from four regions nationwide. Culture change in nursing homes was operationalized by five person-directed care (PDC) constructs and three organizational environment constructs, and outcome quality was indicated by changes to occupancy rate and organizational commitment. Results: After controlling for facility characteristics, the effect of staff-reported culture change on occupancy rate and organizational commitment was analyzed through the multiple-regression method. Consistent with previous research, this study revealed positive effects of culture change for nursing homes in South Korea. The study found that staff-reported culture change correlated with occupancy rate and organizational commitment. Implications: Given that culture change variables were significantly related to occupancy rate and organizational commitment, the findings of the study provide a persuasive argument that policies and/or programs to support culture change in nursing homes should be enhanced. Management-level workers in these facilities should have the skills and knowledge to foster more PDC and a more person-directed environment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-245
Number of pages11
JournalGerontologist
Volume53
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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