Social Indicators Research

, Volume 141, Issue 2, pp 657–667 | Cite as

Social Wellbeing Among Iranian Caregivers

  • Mahshid Taheri
  • Elham Ghasemi
  • Reza NegarandehEmail author
  • Leila Janani
  • Fatemeh Mirbazegh


Social well-being of person who works in social services as well as hospital staff has a large effect on care quality and organizational efficiency. The aim of this study was to evaluate the social well-being of occupational sub-groups in Iran’s selected hospitals. A comparative cross-sectional study was conducted among nurses, midwives, laboratory technicians, surgical and radiology technologists in Iran hospitals. 343 people were sampled using stratified random sampling with proportional allocation. The results demonstrated that the social well-being of employees was in moderate level (62.28 ± 11.22) and the highest score belonged to social partnership aspect which was 16.40 ± 3.21. Social well-being was significantly related to educational status (P = 0.01), participation in extra-curricular activities (P = 0.002) and income satisfaction (P = 0.01); it was weakly but positively correlated with age (r = 0.1, P = 0.02) and amount of leisure time (r = 0.1, P = 0.01). Work experience (P = 0.05), overtime hours (P = 0.34) and gender (P = 0.31) have no significant relationship with staffs’ social well-being. The current status of the social well-being is not satisfactory for care services providers. Poor well-being among care providers leads to poor clinical practice in university hospitals; therefore, mangers and society support is essential for promotion of care providers’ social well-being.


Social well-being Hospital staff Caregiving Nurse 



This project is funded and supported by Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS); Grant No: 92-02-99-23408.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Reproductive Health, School of Nursing and MidwiferyTehran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran
  2. 2.Community Based Participatory Research Center, Iranian Institute for Reduction of High-Risk BehaviorsTehran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran
  3. 3.Nursing and Midwifery Care Research CenterTehran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran
  4. 4.Department of Biostatistics, School of Public HealthIran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran
  5. 5.Nursing Affair Directory, Vice Chancellorship for Clinical AminestrationTehran University of Medical ScienceTehranIran

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