Job Satisfaction and its Determinants Among Anesthetists at Government Hospitals of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,2015

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Addis Abeba University


Back ground: Job satisfaction is defined by how employees feel about their jobs and different aspects of their jobs. It is a crucial variable used to determine the quality of health-care systems. The work environment for Anesthetists has some unique and stressful ergonomic factors Thus to achieve a higher level of job satisfaction among Anesthetists, it is necessary to identify and improve some essential work climate characteristics. Objective: To determine the level of job satisfaction of anesthetists working in government hospitals of Addis Ababa and factors affecting their level of satisfaction. Methodology: Institutional based cross-sectional study design was conducted on 101 anesthetists working in Addis Ababa governmental hospitals from April 1 to May 1, 2015. Simple random sampling method was used to obtain the study participants. Data were collected using a structured questionnaire, and analyzed using SPSS, version 20. Descriptive and inferential statistical analyses were employed. Data were summarized using graphic presentations for the interpretation of findings. Associations for statistical significance were assessed using the ‘chi square’ test of association. P-values less than 0.05 were considered as statistically significant. Results: Out of 101 anesthetists who responded for the self administered questionnaire.57% are male and 43% are female. The majority of respondents are below the age of 30 years (58.4%) & more than half (59.4%) of the respondents were single. 53% of the respondents were satisfied and the highest dissatisfaction rate was in the age group of below thirty. There was no association between job satisfaction and socio demographic variables. However, satisfaction in helping others, responsibilities, and freedom to choose method of working were significantly associated with job satisfaction. Conclusion and recommendations: as the finding of this study 53% anesthetists were satisfied and the major reasons for dissatisfaction were lack of public awareness about the role of anesthetists and low salary.Therefore, improving satisaction level of anesthetist by solving major reasons of dissatisfaction are strongly recommended



Job Satisfaction