Examining the Relationship Between Work Engagement and Career Adaptability Among Health Professionals

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Cengiz Sahin

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This study investigates the relationship between work engagement and career adaptability among health professionals. The study, which was conducted in a cross-sectional research design, comprised 351 health professionals, including 55 specialist medical doctors, 93 practitioners, 119 nurses and 84 midwives working in various public health institutions. The data were collected by the Utrech Work Engagement Scale and the Career Adaptability Scale, and regression analysis and ANOVA methods were used for analysis. The results indicate a significantly positive relationship between work engagement and career adaptability for all occupational groups, while there were no differences between occupational groups in terms of work engagement. The career adaptability levels were found to be lower among nurses compared to specialists and practitioners. In conclusion, career adaptability can be used as a tool to enhance the work engagement of health professionals. Further research in this area will boost the career adaptability of nurses, in particular.

Keywords: Work engagement, career adaptability, health professionals.

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