Association between work motivation and job satisfaction among nurses in the clinical settings in India

Ancil V. Rajan, Kapil Dev Soni, V. R. Roja, Rajesh Kamath

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Background: Motivation of health workers is necessary to generate the organizational commitment towards the patients and the hospital. Therefore the knowledge about what motivates and satisfies them is very essential. Objective: The primary objective of the study was to explore the relationship between Work Motivation and Job Satisfaction among Nurses in the Clinical Settings Method: The study is conducted through online survey, target being nurses of Government or a private run hospitals. Sample size was 100. Results: The study shows majority of the study population belonged to age group between 25-30years (55%). Gender-wise distribution showed 48% males and 52% females. Female Nurses were more as compared to males. More than half of the study population (68.3%) were poorly motivated and their job 39% satisfaction level is very poor. Work motivation is highly significantly associated with job satisfaction (p=0.001), (p value is less than 0.005). Conclusion: There should be an effective Human resource management system for nursing community in every higher level hospital.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1940-1943
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 12-2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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