A Survey of Job Satisfaction among Midwives Working in Hospitals

Khavayet, Fariba and Tahery, Noorollah and Alizadeh Ahvazi, Mahnaz and Tabnak, Azadeh (2018) A Survey of Job Satisfaction among Midwives Working in Hospitals. Journal of Midwifery and Reproductive Health, 6 (1). pp. 1186-1192.

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Background & aim: Job satisfaction is one of the important factors enhancing organizational efficiency and employees' performance. This study aimed to evaluate job satisfaction among midwives working in hospitals. Methods: This cross-sectional study included all midwives (N=100) working in hospitals affiliated to Abadan School of Medical Sciences, Abadan, Iran in 2016. To obtain data, we used a demographic as well as Herzberg's Job Satisfaction Questionnaire with α=0.96 in Iran. To analyze the data, independent t-test, Chi-square test, and Pearson correlation coefficient were run in SPSS, version 22. Results: The mean age and work experience of the subjects were 35.37±7.3 and 11.23±7.8 years, respectively. The mean job satisfaction score of the midwives was 302.41±19. The results showed that the subjects had moderate job satisfaction in the eight domains of occupational nature and position (48), job security (46), salary and benefits (61), occupational and environmental conditions (90), relationship with colleagues (87), supervision (91), management policy-making (80), and personal relationships (85). There was a significant correlation between work experience and job satisfaction, while there was no significant relationship between job satisfaction and other demographic variables. Conclusion: Considering the moderate level of job satisfaction among the midwives working in the hospitals affiliated to Abadan School of Medical Sciences, authorities should take effective steps to address job dissatisfaction by promoting occupational security, creating professional standards, and using midwives’ capabilities in building appropriate relationships with colleagues.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Journals > Midwifery&Reproductive Health J
Depositing User: jmrh jmrh
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2017 13:05
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2017 13:05
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/8863

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