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Relationships of organizational social capital with the presence of 'gossip and slander,' 'quarrels and conflicts,' sick leave, and poor work ability in nursing homes

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Purpose: This study aimed to explore the associations of organizational social capital (OSC) with the presence of "gossip and slander,'' the presence of "conflicts and quarrels,'' sick leave prevalence, and prevalence of poor work ability in frontline working personnel of nursing homes. Methods: A total of 239 subjects (81 % participation), working in 11 different nursing homes, took part in a cross-sectional questionnaire study. Following end points were considered, they are as follows: prevalence of "gossip and slander,'' "conflicts and quarrels,'' sick leave, and poor work ability. Associations with OSC were explored at individual level (binomial log-linear regression analysis) and on group level (Kendall's tau correlation coefficients). Results: Significant associations were found between OSC and "gossip and slander,'' sick leave, and poor work ability, both in the individual-and group-level analyses. The associations showed a higher significance level in the group-level analyses, with the strongest association found between mean OSC of the workplace and the prevalence of poor work ability at the workplace (tau=-0.722; p = 0.002). Conclusions: This study demonstrated significant associations of OSC with three end points that are relevant within the framework of well-being at work in nursing homes. The results are suggestive that OSC should be treated as a characteristic of the entire workplace, rather than as an individually experienced characteristic. The strikingly strong association between OSC and prevalence of poor work ability is suggestive for an important role of OSC within the context of maintaining work ability.
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Gossip and slander, Organizational social capital, Nursing homes, Quarrels and conflicts, Sick leave, Work ability, COPENHAGEN PSYCHOSOCIAL QUESTIONNAIRE, EMOTIONAL EXHAUSTION, DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS, HEALTH, HOSPITALS, ABSENCE, ASSOCIATION, ENVIRONMENT, PREDICTOR, JUSTICE

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Kiss, Philippe, Marc De Meester, Tage S Kristensen, and Lutgart Braeckman. 2014. “Relationships of Organizational Social Capital with the Presence of ‘Gossip and Slander,’ ‘Quarrels and Conflicts,’ Sick Leave, and Poor Work Ability in Nursing Homes.” International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health 87 (8): 929–936.
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Kiss, P., De Meester, M., Kristensen, T. S., & Braeckman, L. (2014). Relationships of organizational social capital with the presence of “gossip and slander,” “quarrels and conflicts,” sick leave, and poor work ability in nursing homes. INTERNATIONAL ARCHIVES OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH, 87(8), 929–936.
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Kiss P, De Meester M, Kristensen TS, Braeckman L. Relationships of organizational social capital with the presence of “gossip and slander,” “quarrels and conflicts,” sick leave, and poor work ability in nursing homes. INTERNATIONAL ARCHIVES OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH. 2014;87(8):929–36.
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Kiss, Philippe, Marc De Meester, Tage S Kristensen, et al. “Relationships of Organizational Social Capital with the Presence of ‘Gossip and Slander,’ ‘Quarrels and Conflicts,’ Sick Leave, and Poor Work Ability in Nursing Homes.” INTERNATIONAL ARCHIVES OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH 87.8 (2014): 929–936. Print.
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Conclusions: This study demonstrated significant associations of OSC with three end points that are relevant within the framework of well-being at work in nursing homes. The results are suggestive that OSC should be treated as a characteristic of the entire workplace, rather than as an individually experienced characteristic. The strikingly strong association between OSC and prevalence of poor work ability is suggestive for an important role of OSC within the context of maintaining work ability.},
  author       = {Kiss, Philippe and De Meester, Marc and Kristensen, Tage S and Braeckman, Lutgart},
  issn         = {1077-3525},
  journal      = {INTERNATIONAL ARCHIVES OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {8},
  pages        = {929--936},
  title        = {Relationships of organizational social capital with the presence of 'gossip and slander,' 'quarrels and conflicts,' sick leave, and poor work ability in nursing homes},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00420-014-0937-6},
  volume       = {87},
  year         = {2014},
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