Individual and Organizational Well-Being of Female Physicians: An Assessment of Three Different Management Programs
2004 (English)In: Medscape General Medicine, ISSN 1531-0132, Vol. 6, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract Management programs have become a popular method to develop future leaders. There is, however, a lack of controlled studies assessing the long-term effects of such programs on participants' career development, organizational influence, and mental and physical well-being. The aim of this prospective, controlled study was to assess the possible impact from 3 different structured management development programs on the individual and organizational well-being of female physicians. One year after the end of the 1-year intervention program, the intervention group reported statistically significant improvements in ratings of organizational influence, management feed back, perception of the organizational leadership, contact with one's immediate supervisor, and personal skills development as compared with the reference group. There were no statistically significant differences, however, between the groups with regard to individual health and well-being or career development. These results give rise to many questions, both concerning the effects of these 3 management programs and the career possibilities for female physicians.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. Vol. 6, no 1
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-91546PubMedID: 1140715OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-91546DiVA: diva2:164317