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An investigation of healthcare professionals' motivation in public and mission hospitals in Meru county, Kenya

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dc.date.accessioned 2020-12-10T14:15:07Z
dc.date.available 2020-12-10T14:15:07Z
dc.date.issued 2020-12-10 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15534
dc.description.abstract Strengthening health systems in developing countries such as Kenya is required to achieve the third United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal of health for all, at all ages. However, Kenya is experiencing a 'brain drain' and a critical shortage of healthcare professionals. There is a need to identify the factors that motivate healthcare workers to work in the health sector in rural and marginalized areas. This cross-sectional study aims to investigate the factors associated with the level and types of motivation among healthcare professionals in public and mission hospitals in Meru county, Kenya. Data were collected from 24 public and mission hospitals using a self-administered structured questionnaire. A total of 553 healthcare professionals participated in this study; 78.48% from public hospitals and 21.52% from mission hospitals. Hospital ownership was statistically non-significant in healthcare professionals' overall motivation (p > 0.05). The results showed that sociodemographic and work-environment factors explained 29.95% of the variation in overall motivation scores among participants. Findings indicate there are more similarities than disparities among healthcare professionals' motivation factors, regardless of hospital ownership; therefore, motivation strategies should be developed and applied in both public and private not-for-profit hospitals to ensure an effective healthcare workforce and strengthen healthcare systems in Kenya. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher MDPI en
dc.subject KENYA en
dc.subject MOTIVATION en
dc.subject HEALTH CARE WORKERS en
dc.title An investigation of healthcare professionals' motivation in public and mission hospitals in Meru county, Kenya en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume December en
dc.BudgetYear 2020/21 en
dc.ResearchGroup Developmental, Capable and Ethical State en
dc.SourceTitle Healthcare en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11626 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 10798 en
dc.bibliographictitle Muthuri, R.N.D.K., Senkubuge, F. & Hongoro, C. (2020) An investigation of healthcare professionals' motivation in public and mission hospitals in Meru county, Kenya. <i>Healthcare</i>. December :Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2020 en
dc.contributor.author1 Muthuri, R.N.D.K. en
dc.contributor.author2 Senkubuge, F. en
dc.contributor.author3 Hongoro, C. en


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