The importance of organizational climate to training needs and outcomes in long-term care

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Efforts to improve dementia care through training occur in an organizational context that may enhance or inhibit improvement. This article used linear mixed models to examine the relationship of contextual and organizational factors to baseline knowledge, work stress, and training outcomes of a dementia care training program. Data from staff (N = 678) in 16 long-term care settings indicate that such factors related to both baseline training needs and training effects over time. On the basis of these findings, long-term care administrators are advised to consider the administrative climate, communication patterns, and the perceived need for training before implementing a training program.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Corazzini, KN; Mcconnell, ES; Anderson, RA; Reed, D; Champagne, MT; Lekan, D; Preisser, JS; Bailey, D; Zimmerman, S

Published Date

  • April 1, 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 109 - 121

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1936-3001

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/ACQ.0b013e3181dbc070

Citation Source

  • Scopus