work motivation

Study of Work Motivation in Medical Workers

The article discusses the results of the survey of doctors and nurses conducted by the author in order to study the influence of psychological factors on work motivation, as well as the structure of work motives of medical personnel. The study was conducted in hospitals and clinics of cities of the Irkutsk region, 26 doctors and 34 nurses participated in the survey. In addition, 12 physicians from Greensboro, North Carolina, USA participated in the survey. As a result of the study, it was established that doctors in Russia have a predominance of internal and external positive motivation.

Sense-making Work Motives of Women and Men

The results of empirical investigation of peculiarities of sense-making motives and meaningful orientation of labor activity of women (n = 67; 19–59 years old) and men (n = 67; 18–57 years old), which has been conducted with the use of «Vocabulary» psychodiagnostic methodics, are provided. Non-parametric U Mann–Whitney test and cluster analysis were utilized for the data processing. It is stated, that there are differences between women and men in realization of the following sense-making work motives: utility, cooperation, competition, achievement.