MENTAL HEALTH AND ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE AMONG IT PROFESSIONALS

Author's Name: Chinchu C. & Kadhiravan S.
Subject Area: Social Science and Humanities
Subject Psychology
Section Research Paper

Keyword:

Mental Health, Organizational Culture, IT Professionals


Abstract

Workplaces of the present have witnessed unprecedented changes both inside and around them. Globalization has had an impact on the culture of organizations as well. An understanding of organizational culture is thus crucial for maintaining the wellbeing of employees. Organizational culture is the collection of values, beliefs and customs being followed in organizations. The present study is an exploration of the relationship between mental health and organizational culture among IT professionals. Data from a sample of 104 IT/ITES professionals was collected using the Mental Health Continuum and Competing Values Framework questionnaire. Results show that there is a significant positive relationship between mental health and hierarchical and team cultures. Demographic variables differentiate the respondents on mental health, but there is no association between demographic variables and organizational culture. A discussion on the implication of the results is also included.

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