Year : 2018  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 111-116

Job satisfaction among healthcare workers at a district hospital in Plateau State, Nigeria

1 Jos University Teaching Hospital Jos, Nigeria
2 Bingham University Teaching Hospital Jos, Nigeria

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Dr. Mark D Gyang
FWACP – Family Medicine, Lecturer University of Jos, and Consultant Family Physician, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jomt.jomt_11_18

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Background: Job satisfaction has been identified as a key factor determining patient satisfaction in health care organizations. This study was undertaken to assess the job satisfaction index among staff in the facility, and to identify factors influencing job satisfaction as a means of improving services in the hospital. Methodology: This was a cross-sectional survey of health care workers conducted using the Linda Powells (Mountains State Group Inc) self-administered questionnaire. This is a 50-item questionnaire assessing eight thematic areas; 1. Overall satisfaction, 2. Planning, 3. General Attitudes, 4. Performance issues, 5. Management issues, 6. Supervisory issues, 7. Training and salary issues, 8. Benefits. Results: Overall, 64.8% of respondents were satisfied with their jobs. The thematic area that had the highest job satisfaction score was general attitudes; while the lowest was benefits 37.7%. Conclusion: The overall job satisfaction was found to be 64.8%. The thematic area that scored highest for level of satisfaction was general attitudes followed by performance issues, supervisory issues and planning. Staff were not satisfied with management issues, training and salary issues and benefits.

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