This research will measure the impact of print information on the organizational readiness of workers to implement healthcare change initiatives. It will assess several dynamics that surround and result from organization and individual change, specifically its influence on work stress as well as collective efficacy.
Q2: WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
The population will be a community sample of people who work in healthcare change initiatives. The prospective community will be in the United States of America, with a focus on the New-York City tri-state area.
Q3: WHO IS RUNNING THE STUDY?
Russell K. Fleischmann a PhD candidate at Capella University’s Harold Abel School of Behavioral and Social Sciences will be performing the research study.
Q4. WHAT IS INVOLVED IN THE STUDY?
The study will assess the extent to which individual readiness can influence each individual of a work group’s job stress and perceptions of collective efficacy (confidence) in terms of successfully implementing change initiatives. Participants will receive print information specific to self-change strategies. They will complete Pre-study / Post-study Stages of Change Assessment, Job Stress Survey and Collective Efficacy Belief Scales to measure any differences in their (pre/post) scores. The Post-study measure will be 8 weeks after both groups (treatment / non-treatment) have reviewed their specific print information. They will again provide measures of stage, job stress, and efficacy.
Q5: HOW WILL I BE COMPENSATED?
Any participant that registers and completes the study will be eligible to win one Apple Inc. gift certificate of 500.00 USD. The incentive will be distributed after all participants have been recruited and have completed the study. A raffle for one person to win the Apple Inc. gift certificate will be drawn at the conclusion of the study.