Localization of the Knowledge Workers’ Productivity Questionnaire and Evaluation of the Productivity of Knowledge Workers of the Central Field of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences

Authors

1 Department of Health Service Management, Faculty of Management and Medical Information, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

2 Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

3 Manager of Support Service Office, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

4 Student Research Committee, School of Management and Medical Information, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

Abstract

Introduction: Human resources impose a vast expense on health organizations. Therefore, improvement of the productivity of human resources is of considerable concern to executive managers of every country.

Methods: In the present study, first, the knowledge workers’ productivity assessment questionnaire was localized. Then, the knowledge workers of the central field of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences were investigated regarding productivity and affecting factors thereof.

Results: In this analytic and cross-sectional study, the questionnaire designed by Antikainen et al, was used as the pattern. 300 knowledge workers of the central field of this University were selected through the stratified random sampling in June 2011. Moreover, the data were analyzed through factor analysis, and etc.

Conclusion: Factor analysis led to the identification of eight main components of the knowledge workers’ productivity. The reliability of the new version of the questionnaire was confirmed by the Cronbach’s alpha coefficient of 0.945. Additionally, in this sample, productivity level of 19.3% of employees was low and 80.7% was favorable. In this regard, attempts must be made in order to improve the productivity.

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