Document Type: Original Article

Authors

1 Medicine, Quran and Hadith Research Center & Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 Health Management Research Center & Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 Faculty of Medicine, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

10.34172/hpr.2020.13

Abstract

Background: Physicians’ satisfaction is closely related to the effectiveness of health services, including quality of services as well as patient compliance, satisfaction, and outcomes.
Objectives: This study was designed to examine the job satisfaction level of physicians working at a referral hospital in Tehran.
Methods: This research was a descriptive study performed on a population of physicians working at a referral hospital from April to August 2019. The sample size was calculated as 120 subjects. The Physicians’ Job Satisfaction Questionnaire (PJSQ), which is a valid questionnaire, was used as the data collection tool. The collected data was entered into SPSS Statistics 20. Mann-Whitney and t tests were used for data analysis.
Results: The frequency of female and male physicians was 50 (38.2%) and 81 (61.8%), respectively. The total mean of Job satisfaction in physicians was 51±7.05. Overall satisfaction scores were 70.7±15.1, 51.5±11.1, 49.8±13.1, 49.5±11.2, 44.1±9.3, and 40.5±11.9 in domains of income satisfaction, physicians’ satisfaction with management, relationship between physicians and their colleagues, patients, staff, and physicians’ job satisfaction, respectively. 87% of physicians participating in this study were not willing to leave their jobs. The income satisfaction of the female physician group was significantly higher than that of men (P=0.029). The income satisfaction of subspecialists was significantly higher than that of specialists (P=0.022). The job satisfaction of physicians who were not faculty members was significantly higher than that of physicians who were faculty members (P=0.034).
Conclusion: The job satisfaction level of physicians working at a referral hospital in Tehran was moderate. Income satisfaction and job satisfaction were the highest and lowest levels of satisfaction, respectively.

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