The Correlationbetween Psychological Capital and Work Engagement ofHealth Workers in anEmergency Unit of a General Hospital inIndonesia
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 5, Pages 412-418
AbstractBackground:The success of an organization in providing healthcare service depends on the staff competencies in completing thegiventask. Somepsychological factors thataffect the service include personality, psychological capital, and work engagement. Psychological capital is a kind of attitude and behavior capital that plays anessential role in determining individual success, while work engagement is a constituentthat underlies the staff attitude. Aim: This study aims to analyze the correlation between psychological capital and work engagement of health workers in the EmergencyUnit at South Madiun District General Hospital, East Java, Indonesia.Methods: This researchemployed adescriptive method and an observational approach.Furthermore,the research design applied was cross-sectional,involving 18 health workers in the Emergency Unit consisting of 13 nurses and 5 doctors who wereselected using a total sampling technique. The data were obtained through questionnaires distributed to the respondents in the Emergency Unit. Result:Results showed that thecorrelation between psychological capital and work engagement had a positive value of n=15, (93.8%). Conclusion: It can beconcluded that there was a positive correlation between psychological capital and work engagement of health workers in the Emergency Unit at South Madiun District General Hospital, East Java, Indonesia. It is recommended for the hospital management to evaluate every health worker performance trimonthly and to monitor the psychological factors to support the achievement of performance targeted by the hospital director.
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