Tilhørighet til arbeidsplassen: en komparativ studie av tyske og norske sykehusleger i Norge
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Original versionTidsskrift for samfunnsforskning. 2011, 52 (2), 181-210.
ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT. A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF GERMAN AND NORWEGIAN HOSPITAL PHYSICIANS IN NORWAY The article analyses whether German physicians in Norway are any less organizationally committed to Norwegian hospitals than Norwegian physicians are. The article is based on national survey data collected in spring 2009 (N=627) among Norwegian and German hospital physicians in Norway. We used questions from a validated survey instrument to illustrate that German and Norwegian physicians, despite comprehensive hospital reforms in Norway, are relatively highly organizationally committed to their workplace. Generally, German hospital physicians show slightly more organizational commitment then Norwegian hospital physicians. Our study demonstrates that the same independent variables explaining organizational commitment in a Norwegian physician sample do not necessarily have the same effect on organizational commitment in a German physician sample. Differences between our national samples can to some extent be explained by focusing on German physicians’ prior working conditions in Germany and traditions for clinical leadership within German public hospital organizations.