Understanding mental health in relation to organizational climate
Namita Tayal, Anand Prakash
Mental health has become a key concern for the employers and managers due to its dynamic cost and contribution in the work outcomes. Bio-psycho-social model explains mental health to be a result of interaction between biological, psychological and social factors of the individual’s life. An individual spends approximately 60% of his/her waking hours in the organization and thus organizations became a major source of individual’s social activities and also psychological climate. In reference to this, it becomes important to understand the dynamic relationship between organizational climate and mental health. This study utilized qualitative semi-structured interviews as the data collection method and conducted 11 interviews with the emergency room nurses and midwives. This sample was chosen because health care industry is one of the fastest growing industries and nurses are the strongest pillar of this industry. Interviews were transcribed and thematic network analysis was used to draw themes for better understanding. Three global themes emerged, they are, Work relationships, as a resource; Empowerment, an end to victimhood and Psycho-spiritual coping, a path to mental wellbeing.