Employee motivation and professional burnout as impacts of organizational culture on medical institutions

Rasa Pauliene, Gindrute Kasnauskiene, Odeta Raudone, Vaida Liubauskiene, Demetris Vrontis

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    Purpose: This study aims to examine the impact of organizational culture of medical institutions on employee motivation and professional burnout, with occupation (i.e. doctor, nurse and administration employee) being a moderator. Design/methodology/approach: A quantitative method (survey) was used for this study in Lithuania (EU), with a sum of 235 fulfilled questionnaires being obtained online. IBM SPSS software was used for statistical analysis and testing hypotheses. Findings: The research results reveal that organizational culture is significantly related to both employee motivation and professional burnout in Lithuanian medical institutions. Moreover, theoretical and executive implications highlight the requisite role of and manner in which organizational culture and employee motivation can reduce employee turnover, retain talent, limit employee burnout and overall strengthen the design and implementation of long-term human resource management planning. Social implications: This research delineates, explicates and directs crucial aspects of medical institutions’ effective functioning, a concern of even the most developed nations, as health sector performance, individually, organizationally and collectively, is a natural principal factor of social well-being and health. Originality/value: Further and unique to the extant research, the authors analyzed specific organizational interactions, which revealed different statistical relationships between organizational culture and doctors’, nurses’ and administration employees’ overload, lack of development and neglect. The authors, thus, identified that organizational culture does not have a statistically significant impact on neglect of doctors, nurses and administration employees; however, it does significantly influence overload and lack of development in all respondents’ groups.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalInternational Journal of Organizational Analysis
    Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2024


    • Extrinsic motivation
    • Health-care sector
    • Intrinsic motivation
    • Medical institutions
    • Organizational culture
    • Professional burnout


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