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RMJ. 2019; 44(2): 372-375

Job satisfaction and stress among doctors working at teaching hospitals Multan, Pakistan

Sidra Hussain, Kamran Ishfaq, Muhammad Tariq Aziz, Sidra Maqsood.

Objective: To determine level of job satisfaction among doctors working at teaching hospitals of Multan.
Methodology: This cross-sectional study was conducted in Nishtar Medical University & Hospital, Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi Institute of Cardiology and The Childrenís Hospital & the Institute of Child Health, Multan from July 1, 2018 to September 1, 2018. A total number of 150 doctors were selected by using convenient sampling. Self-administered and self-structured questionnaire was used for data collection.
Results: Out of 150 doctors, 51.3% were male and 48.7% females. Most of the respondents were dissatisfied with their job. They were dissatisfied with salary and promotion chance (25.3%), work load (34.7%), working hours (37.3%), insufficient staff (42.7%), doctor patient relationship e.g. patientís demands (47.3%) and patientsí behavior (24%), rules and regulations (24%). However, they were satisfied with their head (45.3%), colleagues (39.3%), working environment (24%) and communication/interrelations (23.3%).
Conclusion: There was low level of job satisfaction among doctors working in teaching hospitals. Doctors were dissatisfied with their meagre income, insufficient health care staff, leave facility, long working hours and heavy work load. It is needed to address these conditions of dissatisfaction and formulation of policies to address these issues.

Key words: Job Satisfaction, stress, doctors, teaching hospitals, Multan

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