Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management <p>The Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management (APJHM) is a peer-reviewed journal for managers of organisations offering healthcare and aged care services. The APJHM aims to promote the discipline of health management throughout the region by facilitating the transfer of knowledge among readers by widening the evidence base for management practices.<br /><br />*Print 1(1);2006 - 5(1);2010 Online 4(2);2009 - current<br />*ISSN 2204-3136 (online); ISSN 1833-3818 (print)</p> en-US (Yaping Liu) (Yaping Liu) Mon, 25 Jul 2022 06:32:00 -0700 OJS 60 THE EFFECT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL EMPOWERMENT ON JOB SATISFACTION: REGULATORY ROLE OF GENERATIONS X AND Y <p>The objective of this study is to determine the moderator role of generation gap in the effect of psychological empowerment perception on job satisfaction. The population (N: 200) and sample (n: 136) of the study consists of health professionals working in the Karaman Provincial Health Directorate. In the research in which the data were collected with the questionnaire technique, the hypotheses were tested through the SPSS Macro Process program. The significance of the regulatory role (statistically) was calculated by the bootstrap test. As a result of the analyzes made, it was found that the moderator effect of psychological empowerment perception on job satisfaction differed between the X and Y generations.</p> <p>While the effect of the psychological empowerment perceptions of the X Generation employees on job satisfaction did not show a statistically significant difference, this effect was found to be statistically significant in the Y Generation employees. It has been found that generations have a moderator effect on the effect of psychological empowerment perceptions of health workers on job satisfaction (X and Y).</p> Pınar Erdoğan Copyright (c) Health employees’ perceptions of their working conditions <h1>Abstract</h1> <p><strong>Background:</strong>Employees require an appropriate working environment that helps them work without problems limiting their performance.</p> <p><strong>Objective:</strong>This study aimed to assess the perspectives of the employees at the Ministry of Health in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region regarding their work environment and satisfaction with the various aspects of work.</p> <p><strong>Methods:</strong>This self-administered questionnaire survey involved 109 employees from the Ministry of Health in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan Region. A questionnaire containing different questions about the work environment and work satisfaction was used to assess employees' perspectives about their working environment.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong>The participants thought that the sense of preserving public money and materials and feeling responsible among employees is low. The employees were not much satisfied with the relations between managers and employees. Most participants thought that improving the financial situation would affect the employees' capacity (96.3%) and that implementing modern systems, equipment, and programs would improve protection (84.4%). Most participants were satisfied with their workplace (71.6%) and thought their education was relevant to their work (73.4%). They emphasizedthe importance of making employees feel responsible, providing training courses, and improving the services and work facilities to improve the working conditions.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion: </strong>Low work awareness and commitment exist among employees. The working environment was an important factor in the job satisfaction of employees. Inappropriate working conditions limit the employees’ ability to achieve their potential. Employers need to realize the importance of providing a suitable working environment and working conditions.</p> Abubakir Saleh, Intisar Malik, Sherzad Abdulahad, Nazar Shabila Copyright (c)