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Enfermería Global

On-line version ISSN 1695-6141

Abstract

RODRIGUEZ-ALONSO, Andrea; GOMEZ-FERNANDEZ, Patricia  and  DEL-VALLE, Ricardo de-Dios. Study of job satisfaction in primary healthcare in an area of Asturias. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2017, vol.16, n.47, pp.369-399.  Epub July 01, 2017. ISSN 1695-6141.  http://dx.doi.org/10.6018/eglobal.16.3.256641.

Objective

Evaluate the level of job satisfaction of professionals working in Primary healthcare in Asturias and associated factors.

Methodology

Cross-sectional descriptive study.Study Population: professionals of any category working at Health Centers in the province of V (Asturias). Sample: Whole population. We used the validated Red Font AP “Roja Font” questionnaire and gathered it up with variables socio-demographic and work variables. The quantitative variables are described with average and standard deviation, the qualitative with frequency distribution percentage. Possible relationships are sought between job satisfaction and the remaining variables using chi-square, t-Student and ANOVA.

Results

Response rate: 57.22% (329 out of 575). 72.3% women. Average age: 50.8 years (From: 10.09). 83.9% self-reported as satisfied (95% CI: 83.5-91.2). Only 62.6% (95% CI: 57.4-68.2) were satisfied by calculating the Global Average Satisfaction (GAS) derived from “Font-Roja”. Dimensions of the “Font-Roja” with greater satisfaction: "relationship with coworkers" and "professional competence”. Lower satisfaction: "professional promotion" and "work-related tension". All the categories gave low score to the salary, being the worse administrative and hospital attendant (p <0,001). In the bivariate analysis between GAS and socio-demographic variables, there was a statistically significant association with teaching, 68.8% satisfied in the educational centers (p .039) and with professional category, remaining the most satisfied being MIR / EIR 88.9% and the least were doctors with 46.1% (w: 0.009).

Conclusions

The majority of professionals are satisfied occupationally. They present a higher self-reported satisfaction than that derived from the GAS measurement in Font-Roja.Areas of improvement: wages, professional promotion and development and tension at work.

Keywords : Job satisfaction; Primary health care; Health personnel.

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