“Work Contentment” - an Enabler for Career Development-A Study With Special Reference to the Hospital Industry





Work Contentment, Engagement, Satisfaction, Career Development, Healthcare Industry


Purpose: The study aims to determine the employee work contentment level, the relationship between work contentment, and the various variables among the nurses and paramedical staff engaged in the Healthcare industry.


Theoretical Framework: Work contentment in a healthy work environment is a critical factor that indirectly affects the employees' dedication and loyalty to the organization, and it improves the motivation and productivity of the employees. The undivided commitment of an employee could be well performed based on his or her high level of satisfaction at the workplace, leading to increased work output. Job security, skill and ability application opportunities, pay compensation, supervisor support, working conditions, job characteristics, relationships with coworkers, and job duties all impact job satisfaction at work, inevitably leading to increased enthusiasm and enthusiasm motivation. Based on this study, this research determines the work contentment level of the nurses and other paramedical staff working in the Health care industry.


Design/Methodology/approach: The research conducted was a descriptive cross-sectional study based on a questionnaire Method.  The study sample was selected using the Simple Random Sampling method.


Findings: The study shows that there is no discrimination between employees when it comes to their gender or their designation. There is sufficient information provided to the employees by the management. Due to this fact, the employees are content with their role in the hospital. They feel valued for their efforts and ideas. They are satisfied with the amount of work allotted to them. They clearly understand what is expected of them as they get good communication from the hospital.


Research, Practical & Social Implications: The purpose and implications of this study are also to determine if various factors such as motivation, communication, workload allotment, and participation in management decisions affect the work contentment of the health workers and recommend the government to improve the health industry. The production of the company is always higher when work satisfaction rises. People typically work more when their bosses have faith in them and give them recognition and rewards, which increases their passion and motivation.


Originality / Value: Researchers studied this research to check the work contentment level among the nurses and other paramedical workers in the Health care sector and the various factors that affect work contentment which still needs to be evaluated. It added value in the healthcare sector to mitigate their issues and career development.


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How to Cite

Prabadevi, M., & Subramanian, K. P. (2023). “Work Contentment” - an Enabler for Career Development-A Study With Special Reference to the Hospital Industry. International Journal of Professional Business Review, 8(5), e01738. https://doi.org/10.26668/businessreview/2023.v8i5.1738