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A Causal Model of Health Professional Personnel Performances in the University Hospitals in Thailand
The purposes of this cross-sectional descriptive study are to identify and to test a causal model of the health professional personnel performances in the university hospitals in Thailand by developing the conceptual framework from Goal Setting Theory (Locke and Latham). This study demonstrates the relationship and influence of four variables i.e. psychological climate, employee engagement, job satisfaction, and job performance of health professional personnel. Sample of this study is 630 generation Y professional nurse by systematic random sampling. The finding of this study shows that the psychological climate influences on job performance, employee engagement, and job satisfaction with statistical significance .01. This causal model has aligned with the empirical data (RMSEA = 0.016). This study proposes that the University Hospitals Administrators should encourage the psychological climate for better job performance. These findings can be applied to human resource management to retain personnel and to plan for manpower for both present and in the future.