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Title: Factors influencing job satisfaction among healthcare professionals at South Rand Hospital
Authors: Ramasodi, Jackie Mamitsa Banyana
Keywords: Job satisfaction
Healthcare professionals
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: University of Limpopo (Medunsa Campus)
Abstract: Relationships have been reported between job satisfaction, productivity, absenteeism and turnover among healthcare employees and as such it affects employees’ organizational commitment and the quality of healthcare services. The aim of the study was to determine the factors influencing job satisfaction among healthcare professionals at South Rand Hospital. The study was conducted among 103 participants. Self-administered questionnaires were used to collect data from the participants. Data was then analyzed using statistical software SPSS 17.0. The results showed a low level of job satisfaction. Almost 80% (79.6%) of participants were not satisfied with their jobs, and there was no association between job satisfaction and socio-demographic characteristics. Variables such as opportunity to develop, responsibility, patient care and staff relations were found to be significantly influencing job satisfaction and there was a significant positive medium association between job satisfaction and opportunity to develop, responsibility, patient care and staff relations for both clinical and clinical support staff. Satisfaction with one’s job can affect not only motivation at work but also career decisions, relationship with others and personal health. Those who are working in a profession that is extremely demanding and sometimes unpredictable can be susceptible to feelings of uncertainty and reduced job satisfaction. Job satisfaction is also an essential part of ensuring high quality care. Dissatisfied healthcare providers give poor quality, less efficient care. Interventions need to be implemented in order to improve the level of job satisfaction among healthcare professionals at South Rand Hospital.
Description: Thesis (MPH)--University of Limpopo, 2010.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10386/214
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