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Title: A comparison of organisational culture in two mental health rehabilitation facilities in Malta.
Authors: Borg, Joseph C.
Keywords: Management -- Case studies -- Malta
Mental health -- Malta
Rehabilitation -- Mentally disabled -- Malta
Organizational culture -- Malta
Issue Date: 2000
Citation: Borg, J.C. (2000). A comparison of organisational culture in two mental health rehabilitation facilities in Malta (Master's dissertation).
Abstract: The purpose of this study is 10 compare the organisational culture of two rehabilitation facilities in the Maltese mental health care sector, namely, the Half-Way House in Mount Carmel Hospital (Attard) and Villa Chelsea in Birkirkara. The main proposition in this study is that, the different levels of functioning and management effectiveness are largely a function of the different organisational culture. Culture is defined in this study as the quality of perceived values, norms, beliefs and practices shared by managers and employees. To investigate the above, the study employed a triangulation design, comprising of both qualitative and quantitative assessment. Culture was assessed by questionnaires and observation ratings. The results were evaluated in the light of performance and attitude outcomes, as well as, management explanations on typical perceived cultural dimensions. The sample comprised all staff and management who participated in one or more assessment exercises. Results show that while both sites are theoretically aiming in the same organisational direction, there are differences between the sites, as well as, some incompatibilities within sites. These findings are discussed with reference to practical implications emerging from the results, and are compared and contrasted with the literature review and research findings. Recommendations and limitations are also elaborated upon.
Appears in Collections:Dissertations - FacHSc - 2000
Dissertations - FacHScHSM - 2000

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