International Research Journal of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Vol.1(1),pp. 7-10, March 2016
Available online at https://www.journalissues.org/IRJMBS/
Article 16/ID/JMBR 05/ 04 pages
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Original Research Article
Perception of nurses about the use of behavior modification as a motivational strategies by nurse managers at Enugu State University of Science and Technology Teaching hospital, Enugu
*Ndie EC1, Ude CC2, Nwaneri AC3 and Ezenduka PN4
1Department of Nursing Science Ebonyi State University Abakaliki, Nigeria
2School of Nursing, Enugu State University of Science and Technology Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria
3Department of Nursing Science, University of Nigeria, Enugu campus, Nigeria
4Department of Nursing Science, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi Campus, Nigeria
*Corresponding Author Email: chubike05(at)yahoo.com
The study aimed at identifying the use of behavioral modification by nurse managers as a motivator for their subordinates at Enugu State University of Science and Technology Teaching Hospital, Enugu. Descriptive survey research design was adopted. Questionnaire was used as instrument for data collection from 235 nurses working at Enugu State University of Science and Technology Teaching Hospital, Enugu. The findings show that majority of the nurses perceived that their nurse managers do not utilize behavior modification as a motivational strategy. 22 (9.4%) respondents stated that nurse managers always ensure that task are taking from nurses who are not committed. 61 (26.0%) respondents were of the opinion that managers often ensure this often. 114 (48.8%) nurses responded that managers sometimes ensure that task are taking from nurses who are not committed, while 38 (16.2%) respondents said managers never ensue this with Mean 3+0.8 P. value 0.000. Most of the respondents (3p±0.9 P. value 0.000) perceived that nurse managers do not utilize behavior modification as a motivation strategy. Authority and task/responsibility are not given to nurses who are committed to their work, nurses are not promoted based on their performance. It is recommended that the nurse managers should be exposed to the principles of behavior modification as a means of motivating nurses and to improve work output.
Key words: Nurses, perception, behavior modification, nurse managers, motivator