A study in ethical stress and employee retention: The case of health care organizations in Vietnam
There is a variety of studies examining manager roles in healthcare organizations. However, there is a lack of study sheding light on the concept of general awareness applied in management field. It is quite surprising since awareness plays an important role in various contexts that confront healthcare managers. Without accurate and complete awareness, managers are less likely to effectively perform their roles and make reasonable decisions. The main purpose of the thesis is to uncover general awareness by defining the concept in a systematic manner. Another objective is to suggest a way of considering different profiles of healthcare managers depending how they demonstrate their ability for being aware. Potential components of the concept awareness are carefully considered with reference to the studies examining the concept in other fields and some semi-structured interviews with individual managers in some hospitals in Vietnam. The results lead to the identification of four potential aspects of the concept awareness. Scales designed to access each dimension are developed and evaluated. Some expected relationships with other constructs are also explored to test the validity of the measurement tool. Finally, directions for future research on general awreness in management are discussed.