International Journal of Preventive Medicine Research
Articles Information
International Journal of Preventive Medicine Research, Vol.1, No.3, Aug. 2015, Pub. Date: Jun. 17, 2015
Job Satisfaction Among Physicians Working at Dubai Health Authority Hospitals – Dubai – UAE
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Authors
[01] Al Mazrouei A. M., Primary Health Care Services Sector, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE.
[02] Al Faisal W., Staff Development, Health Centres Department. Primary Health Care Services Sector, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE.
[03] Hussein H., Staff Development, Health Centres Department. Primary Health Care Services Sector, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE.
[04] El Sawaf E., Staff Development, Health Centres Department. Primary Health Care Services Sector, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE.
[05] Wasfy A., Staff Development, Health Centres Department. Primary Health Care Services Sector, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE.
Abstract
Background: In health service, job satisfaction is highly associated with staff's intention to quit, quality and efficiency of services, and patient satisfaction. It has been reported that doctors with higher job satisfaction are more likely to provide more satisfactory services and produce better therapeutic effect than those with the lower one. Objectives: To determine levels and sources of job-related satisfaction, and associated facotrs among physicians. Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted at the 3 main hospitals affiliated to DHA in Dubai (Rashid, Dubai, and Latifa hospitals). 550 Self-administered questionnaires were distributed to all physicians after obtaining the verbal consent, 353 of whom have responded with 64.2% response rate. Out of 353 questionnaires returned, 282 were complete and eligible for analysis. The questionnaire contained 4 sections; socio-demographic data, habits and life style, occupational data, and assessment of job satisfaction. Results: The study revealed that Physicians aging ≥ 50 years old, had significantly higher mean total satisfaction score (42.4 ± 9.1) than those aging > 40 - < 50 years old and ≤ 40 years old (37.3 ± 9.6 and 36.3 ± 11.7 respectively. UAE nationals scored higher than non UAE nationals (38.8 ± 9.4 and 37.5 ± 11.4 respectively). Regarding educational level, physicians with PhD or equivalent degree had significantly higher mean total satisfaction score than those with bachelor degree (39.7 ± 10.6 and 35.04 ± 11.4 respectively). Total years of experience, physicians with longer years of experience were significantly more satisfied (≥ 20 years; 41.8 ± 8.7) than those with less years of experience (> 10 - < 20 years; 37.5 ± 11.6 and ≤ 10 years; 35.8 ± 11.00). Conclusion: Physicians with PhD or equivalent degree and older ages (≥ 50 years old) were more satisfied. In addition, physicians with longer years of experience were significantly more satisfied. Specialty and physical activity (exercise) were significant predictors of the total satisfaction score. Moving to another hospital, changing job, having health problems, quitting job and having poor relationships with coworkers were all reported as consequences of job dissatisfaction by the physicians.
Keywords
Job Satisfaction, Physician, Dubai
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