A Study to Identify the Motivational Factors Among Doctors in a Tertiary Care Hospital
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 751-757
AbstractIntroduction: Health professionals deal with human life and have to perform many functions at a single point of time like taking care of the patients, teaching medical students and have various administrative responsibilities as well, along with the responsibilities of their own family. Lack of motivation at any level of this health profession hierarchy can affect their performance and directly or indirectly affect the patients as well. Hence, this study is planned to identify the factors that exactly motivate doctors in a Government Tertiary care hospital.
Materials and Methods: The study was carried out in a Government Tertiary care Hospital and Medical College of Chhattisgarh from Jan 2019 – March 2019 on 100 doctors who voluntarily participated in the study. A preformed and pretested proforma was used to interview the Doctors which inquired about their socio-demographic details and Work Motivation Scale by Udai Pareek (2002) was used to assess and identify intrinsic and extrinsic motivation factors of the Doctors. Data was analysed using Microsoft excel and Statistical analysis was done by percentages and T-test. Statistical significance of differences between group means was tested. The p-value Results: The mean age of doctors was 37 ± 6.01 years. Professional growth, an intrinsic factor was ranked higher (mean score 13.98) by majority of doctors. Salary and job security and benefits were the extrinsic factors that were ranked higher by majority of the doctors (mean score 17.28, 16.32 and 15.78 respectively). The mean score of Extrinsic motivating factors was significantly more than that of the Intrinsic motivating factors. (t value 21.11, p<0.001, significant).
Conclusion: The main motivating factors for the health workers in this tertiary care hospital and medical college sample were, salary, job security, benefits, professional growth and working environment.
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