The Effects of Motivation on Performance of Rural Health Workers in Gulu District a Case Study of St. Mary`s Hospital Lacor
Author: RUBANGAKENE MORRISE
Supervisor: Alex Oboth
This study was carried out to investigate the effect of motivation on the performance of health workers in St. Mary`s Hospital Lacor is commonly known as Lacor Hospital. Lacor Hospital is located in Opia Village, Bardege sub-count, Gulu Municipality, Gulu District, Acholi Sub-region, Northern Uganda.
The study population was the health workers of St. Mary`s Hospital Lacor. The objectives of the study were: to investigate the effect of promotion on the performance of health workers in the hospital, to find out the effect of pay on the performance of the health workers and also to find out the effect of a conducive work environment on the performance of the health workers in the Hospital.
Literature was reviewed to supplement and support the research findings and mainly articles, academic journals, text books, pamphlets, and internet were used as major sources of literature. This literature greatly contributed to the study and findings of the study were compared with the literature to see whether they concur or not.
Questionnaires were used as means of data collection and 20 questionnaires were distributed to the health workers. The data collected was then analyzed properly to produce the information.
Tables were used in the presentation of data collected from the field. The study findings indicated that the health workers in St. Mary`s Hospital Lacor were positively and negatively affected by promotion, pay, and a conducive work environment. The positive effect included: improved employee performance, increased job satisfaction, increased productivity, increased morale for work, increased attendance and increased customer care where as the positive effect included; decline in performance, job dissatisfaction, decreased morale for work, late coming and absenteeism.
The study findings facilitated the recommendations that the research put to the management of St. Mary`s Hospital Lacor. They included; training health workers, increasing health workers salaries, caring about workers personal issues, providing a good and conducive work conditions and promoting workers on merits. It finally ends with suggestions to the future researchers.