Factors affecting employees' job satisfaction in public hospitals

by Ali Mohammed Mosadegh Rad, Ailson De Moraes
Journal of General Management ()


Job dissatisfaction is a major cause of absenteeism and turnover among healthcare employees, and as such, it affects employees' organisational commitment and the quality of healthcare services. However, little is known about which factors influence job satisfaction and dissatisfaction in hospital staff. The purpose of this study was to investigate specific factors associated with job satisfaction and dissatisfaction in employees at the Isfahan University Hospitals (lUHs) in Isfahan, Iran. This study also focuses on revealing homogeneous demographic characteristics that these employees exhibited, which affect their satisfaction level. Questionnaires were distributed among the 950 employees through a classified randomised sampling. Overall, employees were moderately satisfied with their jobs, and more satisfied with the following aspects of their current work situation: supervision, job identity and co-workers. The lowest satisfaction scores were found for benefits, contingent rewards, communication, salaries, work conditions and promotion. Motivating factors included loyalty to employees, job security, good pay, good working conditions, tactful discipline, involvement, recognition and promotion. ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR Copyright of Journal of General Management is the property of Braybrooke Press Ltd. and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

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