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Job Satisfaction and Its Related Factors among 119 Rescue Workers

119 구급대원의 직무만족도와 그의 관련요인

  • Park, Ho-Jin (Department of Public Health, Graduate School of Chungnam National University) ;
  • Yoon, Seok-Han (Department of Radiological Techniology, Daejeon Health Science College) ;
  • Cho, Young-Chae (Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, College of Medicine,Chungnam National University)
  • 박호진 (충남대학교 대학원 보건학과) ;
  • 윤석한 (대전보건대학 방사선과) ;
  • 조영채 (충남대학교 의과대학 예방의학교실)
  • Received : 2017.05.01
  • Accepted : 2017.07.07
  • Published : 2017.07.31

Abstract

This study examined the level of job satisfaction of rescue workers in accordance with the sociodemographic and health related characteristics, as well as job-related factors. Moreover, this study aimed to know the relationship between job satisfaction and violence experience, job stress, and burn-out. A total of 1,240 rescue workers, who works in 14 fire stations across the country, were surveyed. The survey was conducted by self-administered questionnaires during the period between March 1st and April 30, 2016. As a result, the score of job satisfaction according to the sociodemographic and health related characteristics were significantly lower in the younger-aged group, unmarried group, no-regular exercise group, and poor group of subjective sleep evaluation, unhealthy group of subjective health status than their respective counterparts. From the perspective of job-related characteristics, the job satisfaction scores were significantly lower in the groups of lower rank, lower job career, lower monthly income, hard group of physical burden of work, dissatisfaction group of sense of satisfaction in work, unfit group of the job, without group of consider quitting the job than their respective counterparts. The score of job satisfaction, in accordance with violence experience, job stress, and burn-out were significantly lower in groups with higher scores of violence experience, job stress, and burn-out. In a logistic regression analysis, the adjusted odds ratio of the low-risk job satisfaction were significantly increased in the very high group than in the low group of violence experience, in middle, high and very high group than in low group of job stress, in very high group than in low group of burn-out. The results suggest that the job satisfaction of rescue workers is significantly influenced by various factors, including socio-demographic characteristics, health-related behaviors, job-related characteristics, violence experience, job stress, and burn-out.

Keywords

Job satisfaction;Violence;Job stress;Burn-out;119 rescue workers

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