Document Type: Original Article

Authors

1 MD, MPH, Research Center for Health Sciences, Institute of Health, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

2 MSc in community based education in health system, Supervisor and instructor of behvarzi education center of Shoush city, Dezful University of Medical Sciences, Dezful, Iran

3 MD, PhD in health education and promotion, Research Center for Health Sciences, Institute of Health, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz,

4 PhD in health education and promotion, Research Center for Health Sciences, Institute of Health, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

Abstract

Background: Human resources are considered as one of the most important production resources and the basic capital of the organization. This study aimed to investigating the relationship between job motivation and job performance of auxiliary nurses under the coverage Shoush health centers.
 
Methods: This cross-sectional study was carried out on auxiliary nurses  under the coverage of Shoush health centers in 2017. Auxilliary nurses  were enrolled  in the study using census sampling method (150 people). The data collection tools were Herzberg's job motivation questionnaire and Paterson's job performance questionnaire that were completed through the self-report method. Data were analyzed through  SPSS-22 software using Pearson correlation and multiple regression tests.
Results: Ninety-nine people (66%) were female and 51  (34%) were male. The average motivation and job performance of the subjects were 184.22±14.98 and 42.50±6.26, respectively. According to the results of Pearson correlation test, there was a significant relationship between motivation and job performance (r=-0.223, p=0.006). According to the results of multiple regression, personal relationships with each other and work environment conditions predicted 22 percent of changes in performance of auxiliary nurses.
Conclusion: In the present study, according to the relationship between motivation and job performance of health workers, it is suggested that measures should be taken to increase motivation to improve their job performance.

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