Potent Motivators for Work among Staff of a Teaching Hospital

  • M E Banwat
  • I K Bakshak
  • E B Banwat
  • A P Dakhin
Keywords: Motivators, Workforce, Learning, Teaching hospital


The human resource of any organization is a unique resource; it can be developed and motivated to be of competitive advantage over other organizations. A motivated workforce therefore ensures improved output from the organization. This study set out to evaluate the level of motivation and factors associated with being well motivated among selected workers in a tertiary institution. Proportionate sampling technique was used to sample 220 staff of Jos University Teaching Hospital and data was collected from and analyzed using Epi Info. Logistic regression was used to assess predictive factors for being highly motivated. There was a statistically significant difference in motivation between respondents as regards age, sex and highest educational status attained. However, motivation was not statistically related to respondents’ duration of work in JUTH or their professional cadre. However motivation was not statistically related to the respondents’ duration of work or professional cadre. On logistic regression, age (20 – 39 years) and gender (being male) were predictive determinants for being highly motivated. Majority of the staff studied were well motivated; particularly the young and male subjects. It is recommended that management of organizations regularly evaluate the level of motivation of their staff to improve performance of the organization.

Keywords: Motivators; Workforce; Learning; Teaching hospital


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eISSN: 2384-681X
print ISSN: 2315-5388