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Predictors of Job Satisfaction among Physiotherapy Professionals


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1 Ayushman Hospital, Hisar, Haryana, India
2 Department of Physiotherapy, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar, Haryana, India
     

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Background: The aim of the study was to find out the best predictors of job satisfaction and to investigate the level of job satisfaction among physiotherapists.

Method: A self-administrated questionnaire survey was conducted in December 2008. Data were collected from 196 physiotherapists in government and private health care settings, institutions located in northern regions of India. The response rate was 77.55%.

Results: 72 women (51.43%) and 68 men (48.57%) participated in the study. The percentage of satisfied physiotherapists was 56.4%. Logistic regression analysis showed that the most important predictors of job satisfaction were: (1) Salary (OR=3.694, 95% CI 2.340-5.832), (2) Interesting (OR=1.937, 95% CI 1.009-3.719), (3) Fulfilling (OR=1.679, 95% CI 0.009-2.835). Job satisfaction dimensions indicate that highest dissatisfaction levels occur in the area of salary and job security. The percentage of satisfaction ratings was higher in men (65.3%) than in women (47.1%). Post graduate professionals were found to be more satisfied (70.7%) as compared to their graduate counterparts.

Conclusion: This study concludes that salary, interest in work and fulfillment in job are important predictors of job satisfaction among physiotherapy professionals. The result shows that a total of 79 (56.4%) physiotherapists were globally satisfied with their job. The percentage of satisfaction ratings was higher in men (65.3%) than in women (47.1%).


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Physiotherapy, Job Satisfaction, Predictors
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Nidhi Gupta
Ayushman Hospital, Hisar, Haryana, India
Shabnam Joshi
Department of Physiotherapy, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar, Haryana, India

Abstract


Background: The aim of the study was to find out the best predictors of job satisfaction and to investigate the level of job satisfaction among physiotherapists.

Method: A self-administrated questionnaire survey was conducted in December 2008. Data were collected from 196 physiotherapists in government and private health care settings, institutions located in northern regions of India. The response rate was 77.55%.

Results: 72 women (51.43%) and 68 men (48.57%) participated in the study. The percentage of satisfied physiotherapists was 56.4%. Logistic regression analysis showed that the most important predictors of job satisfaction were: (1) Salary (OR=3.694, 95% CI 2.340-5.832), (2) Interesting (OR=1.937, 95% CI 1.009-3.719), (3) Fulfilling (OR=1.679, 95% CI 0.009-2.835). Job satisfaction dimensions indicate that highest dissatisfaction levels occur in the area of salary and job security. The percentage of satisfaction ratings was higher in men (65.3%) than in women (47.1%). Post graduate professionals were found to be more satisfied (70.7%) as compared to their graduate counterparts.

Conclusion: This study concludes that salary, interest in work and fulfillment in job are important predictors of job satisfaction among physiotherapy professionals. The result shows that a total of 79 (56.4%) physiotherapists were globally satisfied with their job. The percentage of satisfaction ratings was higher in men (65.3%) than in women (47.1%).


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Physiotherapy, Job Satisfaction, Predictors

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