Analysis of Factors that Influence the Job Satisfaction of Physical Therapists

물리치료사의 직무만족에 영향을 미치는 요인

  • Shim, Jae-Hun (Department of Physical Therapy, Baekseok University) ;
  • Yoon, Tae-Hyung (Department of Health Administration, Dongseo University)
  • 심재훈 (백석대학교 보건학부 물리치료학과) ;
  • 윤태형 (동서대학교 보건행정학과)
  • Received : 2010.07.15
  • Accepted : 2011.01.26
  • Published : 2011.02.25

Abstract

Purpose: This study aimed to analyze factors that influence the job satisfaction of physical therapists working in hospitals. Methods: The study was done using a self-administered questionnaire associated with job satisfaction, which was completed by 352 physical therapists working in hospitals. Results: The average job satisfaction score was 3.16. Sub-items scores for job satisfaction were higher for overall satisfaction (3.21) and lower for job satisfaction of achievement (3.12) than the average score. Job satisfaction of subjects showed statistically significant differences with regard to differences in sex, marriage, type of hospital, year of total career, type of patients and motivation level (p<0.05). The average job stress score was 2.38. The sub-items of job stress consisted of problems pertaining to physical environment (2.28), job demand (2.54), job autonomy (2.31), social support (2.14), job instability (2.36), organized management system (2.44), inner motive (2.24), and job culture (2.26). Multiple regression analysis revealed that job satisfaction became significantly lower with increasing levels of job stress. Conclusion: These results suggest that the job stress of physical therapists is closely related to their job satisfaction. An effort to reduce job stress may be helpful in improving the health and quality of life of physical therapists who work in hospitals.

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