Factors affecting nurses’ work motivation level at a governmental hospital: A cross-sectional study

Reem A. Baljoon, Hasnah Banjar, Maram Banakhar


Background and aim: Nurses are working in different healthcare organizations; each healthcare organization has different organizational resources. Therefore, factors affecting nurses’ work motivation are varied among nurses. This study aimed to identify factors affecting nurses’ work motivation levels at a governmental hospital in Saudi Arabia.

Methods: A cross-sectional design was conducted by recruiting registered nurses (n = 280) who worked for at least one year of experience. The survey was distributed among registered nurses working in one governmental hospital in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to assess nurses' work motivation level and to identify the affecting factors.

Results: This study showed that nurses' work motivation level is affected by several personal and organizational factors. A positive relationship was found between higher order need strength and shared values and nurses' work motivation (intrinsic and extrinsic). This study revealed that there is a positive relationship between pay, promotion, supervision, fringe benefits, contingent rewards, co-workers, nature of work, communication and working conditions and nurses' work motivation level.

Conclusions: There is a need to enhance and promote the motivational strategies within the current study setting by providing satisfactory remuneration, equitable benefits increase the chances of promotion and encourage supportive supervision. Additionally, there is a need to create healthy workplace environment that support co-workers relationship.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v9n9p25

Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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