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Psychological Empowerment Status Among the Midwives: A Cross-Sectional Study

( Volume 3 Issue 3,March 2017 ) OPEN ACCESS

Taraneh Taghavi Larijani, Fatemeh Rahimikian, Mona Khakpour, Negin Zamani, Fataneh Ghadirian


A survey on psychological empowerment as an effective approach could be referred to as one of the significant and determinant factors in organizations’ achievement. The present study is intended to investigate the psychological empowerment status of midwives working in Tehran University of Medical Sciences affiliated hospitals. In this cross-sectional study that conducted in 2014, 80 midwives working in Gynecology and Obstetrics wards of Tehran University of Medical Sciences affiliated hospitals were selected by Census method. Spreitzer standard questionnaire was used to collect data. Data analysis was done by descriptive statistics. The mean psychological empowerment of midwives is reported 34.65 percent. Among the components of psychological empowerment, Competency dimension (9/53) had the highest average and the lowest average was related to effectiveness dimension (7/73). Midwives’ Psychological Empowerment Working in Tehran University of Medical Sciences affiliated hospitals was at intermediate level. It is suggested to give close care and attention to psychological empowerment of staff. Hospital administrators could devolve further responsibilities to midwives. By essential planning a good clinical atmosphere could be available to midwives and this can increase the advantages of psychological empowerment in clinical fields.

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