Graduation Year


Graduation Month


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

School or Department

Business School

Faculty Mentor Department

Business School

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Peter Anzolitto


healthcare workers, attitude, covid-19

Subject Categories

Organizational Behavior and Theory


The COVID-19 pandemic left an unforgettable mark on the world, affecting individuals and societies on an unprecedented scale in this modern era. This study investigates the impact of the pandemic on the attitudes of healthcare professionals, specifically doctors and nurses working in a hospital in the southwestern United States. My research question is: did the COVID-19 pandemic change healthcare professionals’ work-related attitudes, specifically sense of calling, work meaningfulness, strength of workplace friendships, and organizational identification? Data collected from two cohorts of healthcare professionals both before and after the COVID-19 outbreak in the months of February 2019, January and February 2020, and May 2020 to evaluate additional potential changes. The two-tailed paired sample t-test results indicate that among male and doctor respondents, there was an increase in work meaningfulness while female respondents’ work meaningfulness decreased. Additionally, male respondents’ sense of calling increased. Lastly, doctors’ workplace friendships decreased.

Honors College Research Project


GLI Capstone Project




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