Motivation and job satisfaction among medical and nursing staff in a public general hospital in Cyprus.

  • Lambrou P
  • Kontodimopoulos N
  • Niakas D
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ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to investigate how medical and nursing staff of the Nicosia General Hospital is affected by specific motivation factors, and the association between job satisfaction and motivation. It was also our aim to determine the motivational drive of socio-demographic and job related factors in terms of improving work performance. METHODS: A previously developed and validated instrument addressing four work-related motivators (job attributes, remuneration, co-workers and achievements) was used. Two categories of health care professionals, medical doctors and dentists (N=67) and nurses (N=219), participated and motivation and job satisfaction was compared across socio-demographic and occupational variables. RESULTS: The survey revealed that 'achievements' was ranked first among the four main motivators, followed by 'remuneration', 'co-workers' and 'job attributes'. The factor remuneration revealed statistically significant differences according to gender, and hospital sector, with female doctors and nurses and accident and emergency (A+E) outpatient doctors reporting greater mean scores (p

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  • Persefoni Lambrou

  • Nick Kontodimopoulos

  • Dimitris Niakas

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