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Student
Title
Supervisor
Faculty
Educational Programme
Final Grade
Year of Graduation
Christellor fosu Adu
Motivation, Satisfaction and Migration of Ghana Public Health Workers
Population and Development
(Master’s programme)
8
2017
This paper focuses on merit, motivation, and migration in the public health sector of Ghana. It looks at the various indicators of job motivation, job satisfaction and migration, and with an unequivocal analyses of the various concepts of motivation, and identifying the various indicators of health worker motivation with key findings, an assessment is made based on the contributions of motivation towards the accessibility and improvement of quality healthcare in Ghana. The collection of data was done by a field survey through structured questionnaire with a snowball sampling method.

This study provides statistics that show that all measured variables: - job motivation, job satisfaction, migration; rural-urban migration and emigration, merit reward systems, job safety, resource sufficiency, burnouts/workloads, resource sufficiency, salary contentment, and job cooperation are key in ensuring the availability of, access to, and provision of quality healthcare in Ghana. Moreover, this research shows that majority of workers in the Ghana health sector desire to emigrate overseas while rural-urban migration still remains a predominant cause of low staffing, burnouts of workers and lack of quality healthcare provision in rural Ghana.

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