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Exploring and Evaluating Veterinary Team Effectiveness in Companion Animal Practice

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dc.contributor.author Moore, Irene C
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-15T14:44:20Z
dc.date.available 2013-05-15T14:44:20Z
dc.date.copyright 2013-04
dc.date.created 2013-05-02
dc.date.issued 2013-05-15
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/6688
dc.description.abstract The veterinary healthcare team concept was explored using an inductive approach involving four veterinarian (N=23) and four Registered Veterinary Technician focus groups (N=26). Themes revealed included Communication, Toxic Attitude and Environment, Leadership, Coordination, and Work Engagement. Each was subsequently explored in a study of team effectiveness and its associations with job satisfaction and burnout. A random sample of 274 participants from 48 companion-animal veterinary teams was recruited. Mixed linear regression found job satisfaction increased with increased individual engagement and tenure at the practice, and decreased with increased years in veterinary medicine, full-time employment status, or within a toxic clinic environment. Higher scores for exhaustion and cynicism were associated with the presence of a toxic environment, reduced individual engagement, and full-time employment status. A coordinated team environment contributed to decreased cynicism and increased professional efficacy scores. These results suggest team effectiveness significantly influences job satisfaction and burnout among veterinary healthcare teams. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Royal Canin Veterinary Diets en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject veterinary teams en_US
dc.subject veterinary communication en_US
dc.subject team effectiveness en_US
dc.subject job satisfaction en_US
dc.subject burnout en_US
dc.subject leadership en_US
dc.subject coordinated team environment en_US
dc.subject toxic work environment en_US
dc.title Exploring and Evaluating Veterinary Team Effectiveness in Companion Animal Practice en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Population Medicine en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Population Medicine en_US


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