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Phd. Anat Drach-Zahavy
Eshkol Bldn, Floor 8, Room 801.
Office: 972-4-8288007 (8007)
Senior Lecturer

Research Areas

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



University of Haifa, Faculty of Social Sciences, Psychology & Statistics
University of Haifa, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology
Technion- Israel Institute of Technology Faculty of Industrial   Engineering & Management


Scholarly positions and activities outside the university

2008-present The Journal of Organizational Behavior- member of the Editorial Board.
2003-Present Member in an international research team (Spain, Ukraine, Australia, Taiwan, Indonesia, India, Turkey, Israel, USA and Canada) on work–family conflict (WFC) from a cross-cultural perspective.
2008-Present Member in a global project entitled Management through Collaboration: Teaming in a Networked World


Grants and Awards

Prize Funding source Date
Excellence scholarship for funding Ph.D. studies Technion- Israel Institute of Technology, Faculty of Industrial Engineering & Management
Excellence Prize for Ph.D. studies
The Miriam and Aaron Gutwirth Award 1996
Dean’s Award for interdisciplinary research in the faculty
Dean’s Award 2002- 2003
Outstanding Reviewer for the Journal of Organizational Behavior Journal of Organizational Behavior 2009


Sum Funding source Grant Date
3000 NISFor one year Dean of Students COPI: Research grant to fund research on the welfare of Ethiopian immigrants' students. (With COPI Anit Somech) 1998
$ 12000For two years Israel Association for Research Grants and Education COPI: Research grantfund research on the welfare of Ethiopian immigrants' students. (With COPI Anit Somech) 1999-2001
NIS 80,000For one year the Gertner Foundation for Research in Health Services COPI: Research grantto fund research on new management and coordination roles in nursing. (With COPIs Anit Somech, Michal Granot & Ada Spitzer). 2001-2002
NIS 88,000For one year the Gertner Foundation for Research in Health Services COPI: Research grantto fund research on interdisciplinary teams in health services in the community. (With COPI Anat Freund) 2002- 2003
NIS80,000For one year The Ministry of Education COPI: Research grant to fund research proposal entitled: Examining the organizational, team and individual factors that enhance or inhibit effective teamwork. (With COPI Anit Somech) 2003-2004
NIS8000For one year Research authority seed money PI: Learning from errors: The case of medication administration 2004
NIS9,000 Research authority prize for supporting a proposal submitted to the Israeli Science Foundation (ISF)COPI with COPI Anit Somech Reducing medication administration errors: Applying an organizational learning approach 2005
5000 NISFor one year Research Authority seed money PI: System hardiness in the face of prolonged violence 2007
275,000 NIS for two years the Gertner Foundation for Research in Health Services COPI: Research grant to fund research on medication administration errors. (with COPI Anit Somech and investigator Hana Admi). 2007
$24,064 For one year Canada's Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Collaborator: International Opportunities Fund Development Grant to fund workshop to advance international collaborations on Advancing Understanding of the Work Family Interface through International Collaboration. (With PI Karen Korabic) 2008
50,000 NIS for one year Faculty of Health and Welfare Sciences PI: Grant to establish a research center for the investigation, assimilation and distribution of evidence based practices (With CoPI David Roe, and members Efrat Shadmi, Ayelet Ben Sasson, & Dalia Zachs) 2008
264,000 NISfor two years the Gertner Foundation for Research in Health Services CoPI: Grant to establish research on Implementing evidence based practice within physicians (With CoPI David Roe, and CIs Perla Werner, Efrat Shadmi, and Doron Netzer). 2009
98,725 NISfor one year MaccabiInstituteforHealthServicesResearch CI: Toward Change: Mapping Client Violence Against Healthcare Providers in Community Based Primary Care Clinics(with Dr. G. Enosh, and Hadass Goldblat PIs; and Gili Ofer-Bialer, Michal. Guindy, & Anat Freund , CI’s). 2009
75,000 NISfor one year Israel Cancer Association CI: Factors associated with the implementation of smoking policies in public places in Israel (With Orna Baron Epel PI). 2009
15,000 NISfor one year Fizer Forum CI: Smoking prevention Policy in public places in Israel (With Orna Baron Epel PI). 2009
6,000 NIS Research authority prize for supporting a proposal submitted to the Israeli Science Foundation (ISF)COPI with COPI Anit Somech PI: Vicious Circles of Client Aggression Against Healthcare Providers: Towards a Model of Service Climate and Hostile Attributions (with Hadass Goldblat, CoPI). 2010
5000 NIS Research authority seed money PI: Safety behavior: The role of healthcare providers' explicit as compared with implicit safety procedures 2010


Chapters in Books

Nevo, O., Nevo, B. & Drach- Zahavy, A.(1994). Tendency to gossip as a personal disposition: Constructing a measure and validiating it. In: Goodman, R.F. & Ben- Ze’ev, A. (Ed.) Good Gossip,Kansas University Press.

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.

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-FamilyIntegration: Theories, Perspectives & Best Practices, pp 267-286, London: Elsevier. 

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.


Chapters Accepted for Publication

Drach-Zahavy, A & Somech, A. Narrowing the gap between safety policy and implementation: The role of nurses' implicit theories and heuristics. In E. Rowley & Waring. J. (eds) Socio-cultural perspectives on patient safety (forthcoming; Ashgate Publishers).

Drach-Zahavy, A. & Somech, A. (Eds. And Authors). Chapter 20: Teamwork in Organizations. In C Wankel (Ed.), Management through collaboration: Teaming in a network world. Routledge publishers.


Articles in Refereed Journals

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.

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. (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. (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. 

Somech, A. & Drach-Zahavy, A. (in press) Translating team creativity to innovation implementation: The role of team composition and climate for innovation. Journal of Management.

Drach-Zahavy, A & Somech, A. (Equal authorship) (in press). Towards an integrative perspective for decreasing work-family conflict: Integrating personal coping strategies and formal organizational family-friendly supports. Work & Stress.

Drach-Zahavy, A. , Goldblat, H., Granot, M., Hirshman, S., & Kostintski, H. My Control-His Control: An Attribution Theory Perspective to Patient’s Aggression in Psychiatric Settings. Qualitative health research. (30 pages).