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The influence of motivation in recruitment and retention of rural and remote Allied Health professionals: A literature review

By N. Campbell, L. McAllister and D. S. Eley


Introduction: Recruitment and retention of allied health professionals (AHPs) to remote and rural Australia is challenging and correlates with poorer health status of remote and rural residents. While much has been written about the recruitment and retention problem, this study took a new approach by reviewing the literature describing the motivation of AHPs to work in remote and rural areas and then analyzing the findings from the perspective of motivation theory using Herzberg\u27s extrinsic and intrinsic classification. Intrinsic motivation incentives are known to contribute to job satisfaction and come from within the individual, for example the pleasure derived from autonomy or challenge at work. In contrast, extrinsic motivation incentives are provided by the job and include such factors as salary and professional development provisions. Extrinsic incentives are important because they prevent job dissatisfaction. Job satisfaction has been shown to be linked with increased retention

Topics: Allied health professional, Australia, Extrinsic, Intrinsic, 2701 Medicine (miscellaneous), 2739 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, 3306 Health (social science), 3604 Emergency Medical Services
Publisher: Australian Rural Health Education Network
Year: 2012
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