Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : emotional engagement and cognitive reasoning

Work place spirituality: how does it impact junior resident doctors’employeeengagementin multispecialty hospitals during covid-19? An experience from NABH accredited hospitals in Karnataka

Dr.Aditya Joseph Chirayath

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 1067-1082

The pandemic ‘Covid-19’ has impacted the work life of health care workers across the world. Too demanding work schedule, attending to the corona virus infected patients in overcrowded hospitals, staying in the hospital for continuously long hours/days and wearing safety kit for long hourshave put the health care workers in general and junior resident doctors in particular, in a stressful situation.
This paper on “workplace spirituality and employee engagement” attempts to assess the relationship between the sense and practice of workplace spirituality and employeeengagementamong junior resident doctors and how does workplace spirituality impacts employee engagementin the selectedNABH(National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare providers) accredited hospitals in Karnataka, South India. The analysis is based on 100 samples (junior resident doctors) and the data was collected through survey methodusing structured questionnaire.Ten multispecialty hospitals located in various parts of Karnataka were selected for this study. The collected data was analyzed through descriptive analysis, correlation and predictive models using SPSS and excel.
The hypothesis testing wasdone keepingboth the Null Hypothesis (defining that there is no relationship between two variables - workplace spirituality and work engagement) and Alternate Hypothesis (defining that there exists the relationship between workplace spirituality and work engagement) in mind. The independent variables include meaningful work (individual level), sense of community (group level) and alignment of values (organizational level). The dependent variable is the embodiment of physical engagement (behavioral domain), emotional engagement (affective domain)andengagement through cognitive reasoning (cognitive domain). The results and findings are accordingly presented under the appropriate headings.