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Gulhane Med J. 2002; 44(4): 423-427

Determining the Level of Job Satisfaction of Phsicians Working at Turkish Military Forces

Uzm. Hazım ÖZALTIN1, Dr. Sıdıka KAYA2, Dr. Cesim DEMİR1, Dr. Mustafa ÖZER1.

Job dissatisfaction of employees is a contemporary problem both for individuals and community at large. An organization may have qualified personnel and up-to-date equipment but they will not work unless human resources are motivated. Efficiency of hospitals is affected directly by employees, especially by physicians. Job dissatisfaction and the resultant high turnover of physicians may increase hospital costs. This paper presents analyses of a survey data on job satisfaction of 317 physicians chosen by stratified random sampling of all physicians working in the Turkish Armed Force. A questionnaire was used as a data-gathering tool. In measuring job satisfaction, physicians' expectations of job and perceptions specific to their present job were determined, and the difference between them regarded as job satisfaction point. In this study, it was found that physicians' general job satisfaction level was high. Age, marital status, working years, troop, number of night shifts per month, and current position at the hospital had important effects on job satisfaction of physicians. The physicians were most dissatisfied with their wages.

Key words: Job Satisfaction, Physician Satisfaction

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