Social representations of work for hospital professionals

  • Luiz Alex Silva Saraiva Fundação Comunitária de Ensino Superior de Itabira; Faculdade de Ciências Administrativas e Contábeis
  • Lucimar Gomes de Assis Silveira Fundação Comunitária de Ensino Superior de Itabira; Faculdade de Ciências Administrativas e Contábeis
Keywords: Social Representations of Work, Health, Health Organizations, Hospitals

Abstract

Social representations of work were identified and analyzed in a hospital in the state of Minas Gerais. In a qualitative approach, a case study was made and, while not using a probabilistic intentional sample, 21 professionals were interviewed with a semi-structured script about work. Although there are methodological limitations to inductive thought beginning with a case study, analysis of interviews revealed social representations of work for hospital workers, especially regarding management of work, professional vocation and job satisfaction and interpersonal and professional relationships between levels of hierarchy. We concluded that only after social representations of work are well understood by human beings can organizations offer more satisfactory and productive environments.

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Published
2007-06-01
How to Cite
Saraiva, L., & Silveira, L. (2007). Social representations of work for hospital professionals . REGE Revista De Gestão, 14(2), 77-91. https://doi.org/10.5700/issn.2177-8736.rege.2007.36599
Section
Recursos Humanos