Respect for human rights as a component of organisational well-being: factor structure analysis in three countries of Latin America

Cesar Ivan Aviles Gonzalez, Maura Galletta, Doris Marina Cerchiaro Fernandez, Martha Esther Guerra Muñoz, Yessika Madelaine Abarca Arias, Maria Veronica Brasesco, Michela Atzeni, Ferdinando Romano, Diego Primavera

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People with psychosocial disabilities are often discriminated against and experience violations of their human rights. With the QualityRights program, World Health Organisation highlights that one of element founding the quality of services is the respect for users’ rights, in the belief that there is no quality of care without respect for human rights and vice versa. To date, studies explored the issue mainly in Europe. In this sense, the purpose of the study is to verify if the perception of respect for patients’ rights is a component of organisational well-being for mental health workers in three countries of Latin America (Argentina, Colombia, Peru). A random sample representative of professionals working in three mental healthcare networks in Argentina, Colombia, and Peru was enrolled (n = 310). Each health worker completed a questionnaire on sociodemographic data and the Well-Being at work and respect for human rights (WWRR). The WWRR consists of seven items on satisfaction at work, beliefs about users’ satisfaction in received care, the satisfaction of work’s organisation, respect of users’ and staff’s human rights, adequacy of resources, and perceived needs of resources in the mental health service. The principal components analysis of the instrument was carried out with Varimax rotation and Kaiser normalisation (including all components with Eigen value > 1). The total explained variance was 67.2%. Item 6 saturated in one single factor, and the first five items saturated in factor 1 with factor loadings ranging from 0.52 to 0.86. Parallel test suggested a one-factor structure as acceptable. The results show in three countries of Latin America that the more workers perceive that the human rights of users are respected, the more satisfied they are of own work. This article confirms previous observations in Italy, North Macedonia, Tunisia and Palestine.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)221-227
Número de páginas7
PublicaciónInternational Review of Psychiatry
EstadoPublicada - 2023

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