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Work motivation in the health care sector
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

What factors influence work motivation and how it can be enhanced is of fundamental importance for employees and managers within all kinds of organizations. Of particular interest regarding this subject is therefore the primary health care sector: Firstly, because recurrent concerns of heavy work load and low motivation level, but also because it has experienced many changes, for example the allowance of private alternatives. The primary focus of this study was to explore whether the presence of a ranking was correlated to work motivation. Secondary, the study investigated correlations between potential additional explanation factors that might influence the work motivation, such as gender, age and type of management (private/public). A validated questionnaire (WEIMS) was used including both an overall index for work motivation (W-SDI) as well as six subscales illustrating different kind of motivation. There was no sign of correlation between overall work motivation (W-SDI) and the variables: ranking, gender and age group. According to different subscales, the degree of amotivation was significantly higher in the public HCC compared with the private (p<0.001), whereas external regulation was higher in the private HCC (p=0.014).

To conclude: There was surprisingly similar degree and kind of work motivation between the different health care centers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 41 p.
National Category
Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-301821OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-301821DiVA: diva2:955412
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Region Gävleborg
Subject / course
Business Studies
Educational program
Master Programme in Business and Management
Available from: 2016-09-12 Created: 2016-08-25 Last updated: 2016-09-12Bibliographically approved

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