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anat drach- zahavy

Research Interests:

  • Leadership and teamwork in healthcare
  • Safety
  • Patient Centered Care
  • Nurses' health
  • Evidence Based Practice


Academic Rank: Associate Professor

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1979-1982  University of Haifa, Faculty of Social Sciences, Psychology & Statistics; B.A.

1983-1985  University of Haifa, Department of Psychology; M.A.

1993-1997  Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Faculty of Industrial Engineering & Management; Ph.D.



  • Nevo, O., Nevo, B. & Drach- Zahavy, A.,(1993) The development of the tendency to gossip questionnaire : construct and concurrent validiation for a sample of Israeli college students, Educational and Psychological Measurement,53(4), 973-981.
  • Nevo, O., Nevo, B., & Drach-Zahavy, A.,(1993). Gossip and counseling -The tendency to gossip and its relation to vocational interests, Counseling Psychology Quarterly, 54(2), 229-238.
  • Drach-Zahavy, A. & Somech, A.(1999). Constructive thinking: a complex coping variable that distinctively influences the effectiveness of specific difficult goals. Personality and Individual Differences, 27, 969-984
  • Somech, A. & Drach-Zahavy, A. (2000). Understanding extra-role behavior in schools: The relationships between job satisfaction, sense of efficacy, and teachers’ extra-role behavior. Teaching and Teacher Education, 16, 649-659.
  • Drach- Zahavy, A. & Somech, A. (2001). Understanding team's innovation: The role of team processes and structures. Group Dynamics, 5(2), 111-123.
  • Somech, A. & Drach-Zahavy, A. (2002). Influence strategies of principals: Ordinary times compared with times of change. Journal of School Leadership, 11(1), 25-47.
  • Somech, A. & Drach-Zahavy, A. (2002) Relative Power and influence strategy: The effects of agent/target organizational power on superiors’ choices of influence strategies. Journal of Organizational Behavior. 23(2), 167-178.
  • Drach-Zahavy, A. & Somech, A. (2002). Team heterogeneity and its relationship with team support and team effectiveness. Journal of Educational Administration, 40(1), 44-66.
  • Drach-Zahavy, A. & Somech, A. (2002) Coping with health problems: The distinctive relationships of Hope sub-scales with constructive thinking and resource allocation. Personality and Individual Difference, 33(1), 103-117.
  • Drach-Zahavy, A. & Erez, M. (2002) Challenge versus threat effects on the goal-performance relationship. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 88, 667-682
  • Drach-Zahavy, A. & Dagan, E. (2002) From caring to managing and beyond: An examination of the head nurse’s role. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 38(1), 19- 28.
  • Baron-Epel O., Drach-Zahavy, A. & Peleg, H. (2003). Health promotion partnerships in Israel: motives, enhancing and inhibiting factors, and modes of structures. Health Promotion International, 18(1), 15-23.
  • Drach-Zahavy, A. & Somech, A. Building innovative teams: The role of team heterogeneity and team processes in teams (2003). In: Serge P. Shohov (Ed.) Advances in Psychology Research, Vol.17, pp. 153-170. N.Y.: Nova Science publishers, Inc.
  • Somech, A. & Drach-Zahavy, A. (2004). Exploring organizational citizenship behavior from an organizational perspective: The relationship between organizational learning and organizational citizenship behavior. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 77, 281-298.
  • Drach-Zahavy, A., Somech, A., Granot, M, & Spitzer, A. (2004). Can we win them all? Benefits and costs of structured and flexible innovation implementations. Journal of Organizational Behavior, Special issue for Innovation, 25 (2), 217-234.
  • Drach-Zahavy, A. (2004) Primary nurses' performance: role of supportive management. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 45, 7-16.
  • Drach-Zahavy, A. (2004). The proficiency trap: How to balance enriched job designs and the team’s need for support. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 25, 979-996.
  • Drach-Zahavy, A. (2004). Exploring Team Support: The Role of Team’s Design, Values, and Leader’s Support. Group Dynamics, 8(4), 235-252.
  • Drach-Zahavy, A. (2004). Towards a multidimensional construct of social support: Implications of provider's self-reliance and request's characteristics. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 34(7), 1395-1420.
  • Freund A & Drach-Zahavy A. (2005). Inter-professional teamwork: A myth or reality? The effects of individual and organizational factors on teamwork. Bitachon Soziali 68. 70-101. (Hebrew).
  • Drach-Zahavy, A. & Somech, A. (2006). Professionalism and helping: Harmonizing or discordant concepts? An attribution theory perspective. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 36, 1892-1923.
  • Drach-Zahavy, A. & Baron-Epel, O. (2006). Health-promotion teams' effectiveness: A structural perspective from Israel. Health Promotion International, 21, 181-190.
  • Somech, A. & Drach-Zahavy, A. (2007). Coping with work-family conflict: The distinctive effect of gender-role ideology. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 12(1), 1-19.
  • Drach-Zahavy, A. & Freund, A. (2007).Team effectiveness under stress: A Structural Contingency Approach. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 28(4), 423-450.
  • Freund, A. & Drach-Zahavy, A. (2007). Organizational (role-structuring) and personal (organizational commitment and job involvement) factors: Do they predict interprofessional team effectiveness? Journal of Interprofessional care, 21(3), 319-334.
  • Somech, A. & Drach-Zahavy, A. (2007) School as Team-based Organizations: A Structure-Process Outcomes Approach. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research and Practice, 11(4):305-320.
  • Drach-Zahavy, A. (2008). Workplace health friendliness: A test of a cross-level model. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 13(3), 197-213.
  • Goldblatt, H., Granot, M., Admi, H., & Drach-Zahavy, A. (2008). The experience of being a shift manager in a hospital ward. Journal of Advanced Nursing,63(1),46-53.
  • Drach-Zahavy, A. & Somech, A. (2008). Coping with work-family conflict: Integrating individual and organization perspectives In: K. Korabick, D.S.Lero, & D.S. Whitehead Handbook of Work-Family Integration: Theories, Perspectives & Best Practices, pp 267-286, London: Elsevier.
  • Drach-Zahavy, A. (2009). Patient-Centered Care and Nurses' Health: The Role of Nurses' Caring Orientation. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 65(7), 1463-1474.
  • Drach Zahavy, A., Shadmi, E., Freund, A., & Goldfracht, M. (2009). High quality diabetes care: Identifying successful steering committees teamwork strategies, International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, 22(7), 709-727.
  • Drach-Zahavy, A. & Pud D. (2010). Learning mechanisms to limit medication administration errors. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 66(4), 794-805 (Editorial).
  • Drach-Zahavy, A. (2010). How does service workers' behavior affect their health? Service climate as a moderator in the service behavior-health relationships. Journal of Occupational health Psychology, 15(2), 105-119.
  • Drach-Zahavy, A. & Somech, A., (Equal Authorship) (2010). From an intra-team to an inter-team perspective of effectiveness: The role of inter-team interdependence and teams' boundary activities. Small Group Research, 41(22), 143-174.
  • Drach-Zahavy, A. & Somech, A. (2010). Implicit as compared with explicit safety procedures: The experiences of Israeli nurses. Qualitative Health Research, 20, 1406-1417.
  • Drach-Zahavy, A., & Somech, A. (2010). Understanding team innovation: The role of team processes and structure. In: N. Anderson, & C. Costa. Innovation and Knowledge Management. London: Sage Publications.
  • Drach-Zahavy, A. (2011). Inter-organizational teams as boundary spanners: The role of team diversity, boundedness, and extra-team links. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 20(1), 89-118. (IF=1.96).
  • Drach-Zahavy, A., Goldblat, H., Granot, M., Hirshman, S., & Kostintski, H. (2011). My Control-His Control: An Attribution Theory Perspective to Patient’s Aggression in Psychiatric Settings. Qualitative health research, 22, 43-53. (IF=2.26; R=13/58 Health Policy & Services). 
  • Abeldalhi, N., (s) & Drach-Zahavy, A. (2012). Promoting the Patient's Care: Task Engagement as a Mediator in the Relationship between Ward Service Climate and Patient-Centered Care. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68(6), 1276–1287. (IF=1.48 R=11/97 Nursing- Social Science).
  • Somech, A., & Drach-Zahavy, A. (Equal authorship) (2012). Coping with work-family conflict: The reciprocal and additive contributions of personal coping and organisational family-friendly support. Work & Stress, 26(1), 68-90. (IF=3.07). Integrative paper.
  • Marzuq, N., (s) & Drach-Zahavy, A. (2012). Recovery during the weekend: The interactive role of mindfulness and weekend experiences. Work & Stress, 26 (2), 175-194 (IF=3.07).
  • Somech, A., & Drach-Zahavy, A. (2013). Translating team creativity to innovation implementation: The role of team composition and climate for innovation. Journal of Management, 39(3), 684-708.
  • Somech, A., & Drach-Zahavy, A. (2013). Organizational citizenship behavior and employee's strain: examining the buffering effects of leader support and participative decision making. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 22(2), 138-149. (IF=1.96).
  • Drach-Zahavy, A. & Marzuq, N. (s) (2013). The weekend matters: Exploring when and how nurses best recover from work stress. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 69(3), 578-589.
  • Drach-Zahavy, A., & Somech, A. (2013). Linking task and goal interdependence to quality service: The role of the service climate. Journal of Service Management, 24(2), 151-169.‏
  • Drach-Zahavy, A., & Trogan, R. (2013). Opposites attract or attack? The moderating role of diversity climate in the team diversity–interpersonal aggression relationship. Journal of occupational health psychology, 18(4), 449.‏
  • Drach-Zahavy, A., Somech, A., Admi, H., Peterfreund, I., Peker, H., & Priente, O. (2014). (How) do we learn from errors? A prospective study of the link between the ward's learning practices and medication administration errors. International journal of nursing studies, 51(3), 448-457.
  • Drach-Zahavy, A., & Somech, A. (2014). Goal Orientation and Safety Climate Enhancing Versus Compensatory Mechanisms for Safety Compliance?. Group & Organization Management, 1059601114560372.
  • Drach-Zahavy, A., & Somech, A. (2014). Occupational Medicine & Health Affairs.
  • Satran, C., Drach-Zahavy, A., Hammond, S. K., & Baron-Epel, O. (2014). Implementing the ban on smoking in Israeli pubs: measuring airborne nicotine and enforcement by local authorities. Global health promotion, 21(2), 7-14.

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