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2018, vol. 71, iss. 1-2, pp. 33-41
Motivation and job satisfaction of healthcare professionals in urban and rural areas in the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Serbia
aUniversity of Novi Sad, Faculty of Medicine, Department of General Education Subjects
bUniversity of Novi Sad, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pharmacy
Introduction. Motivation and job satisfaction of healthcare professionals represent the basis for providing quality health care. The aim of the study was to establish whether there is a difference in motivation and job satisfaction among healthcare professionals in urban and rural areas in Vojvodina, Serbia. Material and Methods. The study included 574 healthcare professionals in urban area, and 145 in rural setting, from three health centers. Data collection was performed by a self-administered questionnaire. Results. Urban healthcare professionals, compared to rural healthcare workers, were significantly more motivated by the factor of work motivation - achieving the goals of the health center. In comparison with rural healthcare professionals, urban healthcare workers are significantly more satisfied with personal qualities of their immediate supervisors, job security guaranteed by their institution, immediate support at work they received from managers, and professional supervision of their work. Conclusion. Compared to rural healthcare professionals, urban healthcare workers are more work motivated and job satisfied.
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article language: English
document type: Professional Paper
DOI: 10.2298/MPNS1802033G
published in SCIndeks: 21/04/2018