Bachelor of Science
School or Department
Faculty Mentor Department
Dr. Peter Anzolitto
healthcare workers, attitude, covid-19
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
Sybert, Quinn M., "Healthcare Workers with Attitude: COVID-19 Pandemic Affects Their Work-Related Attitudes" (2024). Undergraduate Theses, Professional Papers, and Capstone Artifacts. 456.
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