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A comparative study on factors causing job dissatisfaction among serving doctors at teaching hospitals of Hyderabad, Pakistan

Aijaz Ahmed Sohag, Samina Memon, Mahmood-ur- Rahman, Masood Hussain Rao

Abstract


Objective: To determine the main factors of job dissatisfaction among doctors serving in teaching hospitals of Hyderabad, Pakistan.
Methodology: One public sector teaching hospital, i.e., Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences Jamshoro and one private teaching hospital, i.e., ISRA University Hospital Hyderabad was selected as study places. Doctors working on contract, part time or having service less than one year were excluded. A pre- tested mailing questionnaire was sent to each one and their response was analyzed on SPSS version 15.
Results: Out of 300 questionnaires, 248 were received correctly. Among the respondents, 76.2% doctors were found to be completely dissatisfied with their jobs. Whereas, the mean score for satisfaction characteristics were lowest for working environment (2.12+ 0.07), Pay & Perks (2.13+0.08) and work load (2.14+0.08) .Only the category of Professor showed total satisfaction being 67%, while qualification wise analysis showed none of the degree holders was totally satisfied.
Conclusion: On the basis of this study, showing dissatisfaction of hospital doctors towards job conditions, it is suggested to improve job conditions/characteristics with emphasis on the improvements in working environment, pay scale & work load.

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