Ethiopian Anesthetists Job Satisfaction Level and Factors Affecting Their Level of Job Satisfaction
International Journal of Anesthesia and Clinical Medicine
Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015, Pages: 17-24
Received: Aug. 31, 2015; Accepted: Oct. 15, 2015; Published: Oct. 31, 2015
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Nega Desalegn, Department of Anesthesia, Collage of Health Science, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia
Leulayehu Akalu, Department of Anesthesia, Collage of Health Science, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Merga Haile, Department of Anesthesia, Collage of Health Science, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia
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Anesthetists are one of the main parts in a surgical team for the provision of quality surgical care. Professional satisfaction can result in professional retention and patients’ satisfaction.The objective of this study was to determine level of job satisfaction of anesthetists working in Ethiopia and factors affecting their level of job satisfaction, August 2014. A cross-sectional survey was conducted to determine the level and factors affecting level of job satisfaction of Ethiopian anesthetists from August 28-30, 2014, where anesthetists came for 10th annual conference and refresher courses prepared by Ethiopian Anesthetists association. Data was collected using self-administered questionnaire and the collected data was checked at the end of each day for their completeness, and consistency and it was cleaned manually entered into a computer and analyzed using SPSS version16.0 windows statistical software. Chi-square tests were made to evaluate the association of different variables with job satisfaction, and P-value < 0.05, was taken as cut-off point for statistical significance. A total of 242Anesthetists have responded for the self-administered questionnaire from 265 questionnaires distributed to volunteers, giving a response rate of 91.3%.The result showed that 111(45.8%) of the anesthetists were satisfied with their job while 128(54.2%) were dissatisfied with their job. The major reasons reported for their dissatisfaction were - incentive 69(58.9%).Further education 46(39.3%), training opportunities 117(48.3%) and insufficient resources and supplies. The major reasons are given for getting satisfaction 111(45.8%) were: -from helping others 51(50.0%) and professional gratification 34(33.3%). Job satisfaction of Ethiopian anesthesia professionals was found to be low (45%). Responsible bodies should find a way to improve job satisfaction and retention of Anesthesia professional so as to improve the healthcare services of the hospital.
Anesthetists, Satisfaction, Dissatisfaction
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Nega Desalegn, Leulayehu Akalu, Merga Haile, Ethiopian Anesthetists Job Satisfaction Level and Factors Affecting Their Level of Job Satisfaction, International Journal of Anesthesia and Clinical Medicine. Vol. 3, No. 5, 2015, pp. 17-24. doi: 10.11648/j.ja.20150305.11
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