Enferm Clin. 2019 Sep;29 Suppl 2:434-438. doi: 10.1016/j.enfcli.2019.04.064. Epub 2019 Jul 16.
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the relationship of nurses’ understanding and perception about the career ladder system with the work motivation.
METHOD: Using a cross-sectional design, this study was done in three hospitals in Aceh province, Indonesia. A total of 352 nurses recruited through a simple random sampling method filled out the questionnaires. Univariate analysis, Pearson correlation test, and linear regression were performed for data analysis.
RESULTS: There was a significant relationship between understanding and perception of the career ladder system and the work motivation of the nurses (p=0.0001, α=0.05). The most dominant factor influencing the nurses’ work motivation was the perception of the career ladder.
CONCLUSIONS: Nurses having positive view on their career ladder system are more likely to have better work motivation. Education on the career ladder system in nursing can be a motivation reinforcement strategy for the nurse managers and the hospitals.