Factors Affecting the Nurses Working Morale at Sokoine Regional Referral Hospital in Lindi Region, Tanzania

Ndege, Amos (2015) Factors Affecting the Nurses Working Morale at Sokoine Regional Referral Hospital in Lindi Region, Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The main success fulcrum of the health service provision largely depends on nurses as they are more than 60% of the entire health workers and provide more than 80% of direct patient care both in the hospitals and health units. At Sokoine Lindi Regional Referral Hospital there are only 92 nurses but the real need is 305. The aim of this research was therefore, to determine the factors that affecting working morale of nurses in performing their duties at Sokoine Lindi Regional Referral Hospital. Data were collected by using interview, questionnaire, focus group discussion and secondary data collection techniques. A total number of 69 respondents were consulted where factors such as organizational management style (24.4%), delaying in allowances payment (23.2%), inappropriate payment of allowances (13.7%), work load (11.3%), lack of work done appreciation (7.7%), inadequate working tools (7.7%), lack of team work among indigenous nurses and those from other regions (5.4%), life hardship in Lindi Region (4.2%) and poor work environment at this hospital (2.4%) have been found to be problem to the nurses at this hospital. Researcher recommends the following strategies to be done to nurses so as to enhance their working morale; timely payment of allowances, equal opportunity for training, recognition of their good performance, changing of the available hospital management team, availability of working equipment’s and gears at time, increasing their number, eradication of segregation by indigenous nurses toward those from other regions, appropriate payment of their required allowances, good interrelationship between them and their management, timely upgrading them, establishment of housing and friendly working environment.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:42
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:42
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1226

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