Role of Organizational Culture in Improving Employee Psychological Ownership


  • Saleem Raza Qureshi Shaaf Institute of Medical and Modern Sciences Larkana, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Abdul Razaque Larik Department of Political Science, Government College University Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Syed Gulzar Ali Shah Bukhari Department of Science and Technical Education, Faculty of Education, University of Sindh, Elsa Kazi Campus, Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan



Organizational Culture, Psychological Ownership, Denison Model, Health Sector


The current investigation aimed to examine the impact of organizational culture (OC) on the psychological ownership of healthcare employees. The case of the health sector in Pakistan was chosen. This study employed the dimensional Denison (2000) model of OC possessing the characteristics of involvement, consistency, adaptability, and mission, while the construct of psychological ownership is drawn from the work of Pierce, Kostova, and Dirks (2003). The primary data were collected through a questionnaire from 324 doctors and nurses, male and female, belonging to both public and private hospitals. Data were analyzed through SPSS version 22.0, and the correlation and multiple regression techniques were adopted. Findings show that involvement, consistency, adaptability, and mission explained 73% of healthcare employees' psychological ownership variance. All four dimensions of OC variables, including involvement, consistency, adaptability, and mission, were found to possess strong statistically significant relationships and moderate effects on employee psychological ownership.

Author Biography

Syed Gulzar Ali Shah Bukhari, Department of Science and Technical Education, Faculty of Education, University of Sindh, Elsa Kazi Campus, Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan







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How to Cite

Qureshi, S. R., Larik, A. R., & Bukhari, S. G. A. S. (2023). Role of Organizational Culture in Improving Employee Psychological Ownership. Pakistan Journal of Applied Social Sciences, 14(2), 107–131.