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Iranian Journal of Medical Education 2014, 13(12): 1040-1050 Back to browse issues page
Effective Factors in Job Motivation of Faculty Members in Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences: an Application of Herzberg’s Motivation Theory
Seyyed Nasrolah Hoseyni, Masoud Mirzaei, Reyhane Faryabi , Amir Mohsen Mokhtari Ardekan, Morteza Shaker Ardekani, Mehdi Mirzaei Alavijeh
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Introduction: Motivation of faculties is a key factor for quality of research and education of every nation. Lack of motivation and job satisfaction as a result, may threat physical and mental health of faculties and their quality of life and consequently impede professional achievements. Herzberg's expression motivation model evaluates two domains motivation and mental hygiene. This study aimed to determine effective factors in job motivation of faculties in Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences based on Herzberg’s model. Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on all faculties of Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences through census sampling. Data collection tool was a questionnaire of two different parts including 11 questions on background and demographic data in first part and 40 items based on Herzbergs' two-factor theory of job motivation in a frame of eleven factors (5 internal and 6 external domains) in the second part. After confirming validity and reliability, questionnaires were completed by 230 faculties through self report. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics, independent t-test, and one-way ANOVA at 0.05 significance level, Results: 68.7 percent of faculties were male and 31.3 percent were female. The external domain was more important to the participants compared to internal domain. Job security, income, conditions of workplace, level and promotion, and job progress and development were the most important factors respectively. Independence and responsibility identified to be the least important factors. Conclusion: In order to improve faculties’ job motivation, we recommend pay further attention to external factors of Herzberg’s theory.
Keywords: Motivation, job motivation, faculty member, university
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Type of Study: Original research article | Subject: Educational Management
Received: 2013/08/10 | Accepted: 2013/11/28 | Published: 2014/02/26
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Hoseyni S N, Mirzaei M, Faryabi R, Mokhtari Ardekan A M, Shaker Ardekani M, Mirzaei Alavijeh M. Effective Factors in Job Motivation of Faculty Members in Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences: an Application of Herzberg’s Motivation Theory. Iranian Journal of Medical Education. 2014; 13 (12) :1040-1050
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