Document Type: Original Research Paper

Authors

1 Professor, Health Service Administration Office, School of Management and Economics, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University (IAU), Tehran, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Health Services Management, School of Management and Medical Information Science, Iran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran

3 Associate Professor, Department of Health Service Management, School of Management and Economics, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University (IAU), Tehran, Iran

4 Ph.D Candidate, Department of Health Service Management, School of Management and Economics, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University (IAU), Tehran, Iran

5 Ph.D Graduate, Department of Health Service Management, School of Management and Economics, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University (IAU), Tehran, Iran

Abstract

Planned Human Resource Development is critical to educating a skilled and efficient workforce. The present study aimed at identifying the main factors of planned human resource development in Iranian Social Security Organization Hospitals. The study is done through analysis of a questionnaire designed after identification of the main variables. Iran Social Security Organisation hospitals (the major governmental health institutions in Iran) were chosen as a sample among all Iranian healthcare centers (n=65). Content validity and construct validity were assured with expert judgment and the reliability of the questionnaire was determined using Cronbach’s alpha and Pearson correlation (first and second times) .Cronbach’s alpha coefficient was respectively as 0.811and Pearson correlation was (p<0.001) 0.875. The questionnaire was filled out by the research community. After the sample size was proved to be sufficient the exploratory and confirmatory factors were analyzed.The findings of the present study indicated that two factors after the factor analysis of the component “Planning”. The factors were “master plan for education” and “career development path”. The calculated fitness indexes prove the desirability and appropriateness of the components and their structural relations.It is concluded that these factors have substantial roles in the Planned human resource development in these organization.

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