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Title: Job satisfaction behind motivation: An empirical study in public health workers
Authors: Kitsios, Fotis
Kamariotou, Maria
Type: Article
Subjects: FRASCATI::Engineering and technology::Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Information engineering
FRASCATI::Social sciences::Economics and Business::Business and Management
Keywords: Health personnel
Job satisfaction
Issue Date: Apr-2021
Source: Heliyon
Volume: 7
Issue: 4
First Page: e06857
Abstract: The health sector is characterized as labor-intensive, which means that the effectiveness of an organization that operates within its context is inextricably linked to the level of employee performance. Therefore, an essential condition, in order to achieve higher standards, in terms of the effectiveness of the health units, as well as set the foundations of a solid health system, is to take maximum advantage of the full potential of human resources. This goal can only be accomplished by providing the appropriate incentives, which will naturally cause the adoption of the desired attitude and behavior. In the case of Greece, there is not enough research relative to the needs of health workers and, consequently, the incentives that can motivate them. This article aims to investigate the dynamics that may be behind health workers at a public hospital in Northern Greece. Data were collected from 74 employees in the hospital and were analyzed using ANOVA analysis. The results show that key motivators for the employees can be considered the relationships with their colleagues and the level of achievement, while the level of rewards and job characteristics play a secondary role. These results make it clear that, in order for the hospital's management to be able to improve the level of employee performance, it should ensure the establishment of a strong climate among employees, and also acknowledge the efforts made by them.
ISSN: 2405-8440
Other Identifiers: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e06857
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