Weber Medicine & Clinical Case Reports

April 2015, Vol. 2 (1), ISSN:2449-1624

© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research Article

Evaluation of Nurses' Perception of the Use of Management by Objectives as Motivator by Ward Nurse Managers of Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, Parklane, Enugu

Ude C C 1, Nwaneri A C 2, Ezenduka P N 3 & Ndie E C 4

1 School of Nursing,
ESUT Teaching Hospital,
Enugu, Nigeria.

2 Department of Nursing Science,
University of Nigeria, Enugu campus,

3 Department of Nursing Sciense,
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi Campus,

4  Department of Nursing Science,
Ebonyi State University , Abakaliki,


Accepted 4th April, 2016; Available Online 11th April, 2016.


The study aimed at evaluation of nurses’ perception of their ward managers’ use of management by objectives (MBO) as a motivational strategy. Descriptive survey method was adopted for this study. Data were collected using researchers developed questionnaire. A split-half method was used to determine the reliability of 0.716. All the 235 Nurses that were on duty when the questionnaire was distributed were all used due to their small number. The results show that majority of nurses perceived their managers are not using management by objectives as a motivational strategy (3+1.0, p value = 0). It was recommended that training be organized for nurses on use of motivational strategies in their places of work to improve the work output of their subordinates.

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