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Title: Perspectives of medical radiation technologists regarding involvement in planning and implementation of work-related organizational changes
Authors: Toffner, Gregory
Supervisor(s): Perry, Beth (Centre for Nursing & Health Studies, Faculty of Health Disciplines, Athabasca University)
Examining Committee: Park, Caroline (Centre for Nursing & Health Studies, Faculty of Health Disciplines, Athabasca University)
Johnson, Steven (Centre for Nursing & Health Studies, Faculty of Health Disciplines, Athabasca University)
Peters, Frank (University of Alberta)
Degree: Master of Health Studies
Department: Faculty of Health Disciplines
Keywords: Change
Change Management
Medical Radiation Technologists
Change Transition
Respect in the workplace
Issue Date: 11-Dec-2014
Abstract: How organizational changes in the workplace are perceived by front-line Medical Radiation Technologists (MRTs) may have a direct or indirect effect on a number of underlying factors such as intrinsic motivation, trust, attitudes, stress levels, staff morale and job satisfaction. In turn, job performance, patient care, staff retention and attainment of strategic goals can be influenced. The aim of this study was to obtain a better understanding about if, and where, influential change in the MRT professional environment is occurring, how MRTs perceive that change and how their perceptions affected the practice environment. A purposeful sample was obtained for this qualitative descriptive study and data collection included personal interviews and a focus group. Analysis was achieved through characterizing and coding data to draw out themes and develop conceptualizations and interpretations after data saturation occurred. Rigour in the research design was maintained by following established standards in qualitative research practices.
Graduation Date:  -1
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10791/59
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