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International Journal of Oral Health Dentistry


Work engagement among dental and medical professionals in Jodhpur city


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Author Details: Divya Parakh, Bharath K Garla, Rushabh Dagli, Geetika Arora Bhateja, Deepika Vyas, Preksha Pewa

Volume : 2

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2395-499X

Print ISSN : 2395-4914

Article First Page : 88

Article End Page : 94


Abstract

Introduction: Work Engagement which is characterized by vigor, dedication, and absorption is known to have positive impact on mind of individual. An optimistic approach that focuses on promotion of engagement at work place rather than reducing stress is considerably an effective intervention.
Methodology: A questionnaire based survey was conducted among 204 medical and dental practitioners to measure work engagement in Jodhpur city, using the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale-17(UWES-17). The respondents use a seven point Likert scale to indicate the frequency with which they experience the feeling described by the statement, ranging from 0 (never) to 6 (always). Statistical analysis was undertaken using SPSS version 22.0 software (SPSS Inc., Chicago II, United States of America). Work engagement scores were compared according to various demographic features using the Mann-Whitney U test and Kruskal-Wallis Chi2 test. Item scores are totaled and divided by 17 and compared to various demographic features.
Results: The study shows association between study participants according to the gender, education, designation, income, marital status, practice, practitioners in private and government practice with Utrecht work engagement scales. Total Utrecht Work Engagement scale was related to education.
Conclusion: Of all the other dimensions, education was significantly associated with work engagement, indicating that education has buffering effect which delivers energy and boosts work engagement.

Keywords:
Work Engagement, Dental & medical practitioners, Education