Gender, workplace fun and organisational inclusion: an empirical study

Mohamed Mousa, Rami Ayoubi, Hiba K. Massoud

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Abstract


Purpose

This paper addresses nurses working in public hospitals in order to find out how gender may affect their perception of both diversity management and organisational inclusion. Moreover, and given the novelty of workplace fun and the lack of research in this field in the context of developing countries, the authors explore the relationship between diversity management and organisational inclusion and explore workplace fun as a predictor of organisational inclusion.
Design/methodology/approach

A total of 360 questionnaires were collected from nurses in three public hospitals in Egypt. The authors applied a t-test to identify how gender may affect perceptions of diversity management. Moreover, the authors employed hierarchical regressions to test gender and diversity management as predictors of organisational inclusion and to test whether workplace fun can predict organisational inclusion, too.
Findings

The findings indicate that compared to their male colleagues, female nurses respond to diversity management practices more positively. Second, no significant statistical differences in the mean values for female and male nurses were observed regarding their perceptions of organisational inclusiveness. Third, diversity management is positively associated with organisational inclusion for the nurses. Finally, workplace fun mediates the relationship between diversity management perceptions and organisational inclusion.
Originality/value

This paper contributes by filling a gap in human resources (HR) research in the health-care sector, in which empirical studies on the relationship between gender, workplace fun and organisational inclusion have been limited so far.
Original languageEnglish
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Specialist publicationEuroMed Journal of Business
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 1 Dec 2020

Keywords

  • Egypt
  • Gender
  • Nurses
  • Organisational inclusion
  • Workplace fun

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Finance

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