Student Dissertation

Agency : Nursing Staff; Motivating Factor; Motivated Workforce; Job Satisfaction

Objective : To use appropriate scales to measure levels of motivation among the nursing staff. To compare the levels of motivation among nursing staff of hospitals based on various factors like demographic profiles.

Background : Workplace motivation is an enigmatic topic in the workplace and Organizational Science. Given today’s economy, a motivated workforce represents a competitive advantage, better productivity, lower levels of absenteeism and a vital strategic asset work environment. In organisational research, work motivation has been the subject of many theories than any other topic to date.

Methodology : Design of study: It is a Cross-sectional descriptive Study. Duration of study: March 2018 to April 2018. Area of study: The study was conducted in the Female Medical and Surgical ward and Male Medical and Surgical ward at Nehru hospital Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh. Target Population: The target population was the nursing staff (N.O., S.N.O., ANS) working in the study area. Sample Size: Total population was 109 nurses. Using sample size calculator and 95% confidence interval the sample size came out to be 84 nurses. Sampling technique A list of nursing staff shift-wise was collected from ANS and from the list, nursing staff from all the three shifts were chosen on an arbitrary basis. Data Type: Primary that is by communicating with nursing officers. Tools: questionnaires and datasheet.

Findings : Results related to Intrinsic motivation From the Statistical analysis, it was found that : 96.3 % of Nursing Officers derive pleasure from learning new things. 95.2 % of Nursing officers feel motivated by taking on interesting challenges. 92.8% of Nursing Officers feel motivated when they are successful at doing difficult tasks. Results related to A motivation From the Statistical analysis, it was found that : 50.6% of Nursing Officers get motivated when they are not able to manage the important task related to their own work. 87.9% of Nursing Officers feel motivated when they are provided with unrealistic tasks. 91.5% of Nursing Officers feel motivated when too much is expected of them Motivation levels of nursing staff based on various factors Marital Status: According to the statistical analysis this factor is insignificant because the p-value came out to be less than .05 Age: According to the statistical analysis this factor is insignificant because the p-value came out to be less than .05 Education Qualification: Nurses who have done Bsc nursing are less motivated as compared to GNMs.

Recommendations : • Regular rotations of the nurses in different departments. • Supportive management and supervisors for better understanding of their duties and tasks. • Appreciating the nurses on a regular basis for their efforts to keep up the motivation. • Redefining the job description of the nurses as well as other cadres of staff so that there is clarity of jobs. • Clarification of tasks that they need to perform daily by the top levels managers. • Orientation to be held on a regular basis to improve communication skills, behavioral issues and to provide a soft skill tool in their hands. • Proper checks and balances to be there for any misconduct.


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