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Title: An analytical study of job satisfaction among health professionals in Kuwaiti hospitals
Author: Al-Enezi, N.
Awarding Body: University of Wales Swansea
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 1998
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The purpose of this study is twofold: (1) to gain a better understanding of Kuwaiti and non-Kuwaiti health professionals' level of satisfaction with their work in Kuwait's general hospitals using 11 content-context job facts proposed by Herzberg; and (2) to determine some of the problems that health managers in Kuwait encounter in managing health care staff. The study sample were 370 health care professionals working in six Kuwaiti hospitals. Several analytical techniques were used to analyse the association between job satisfaction and selected background variables. Results of the research study showed that with regard to the socio-demographic characteristics of the study population, older responders were found to be more satisfied with their jobs, 40% of those 41 year or older were very satisfied compared to 22.4% who were less than 30 years old. Regarding nationality, Asians were more dissatisfied in their jobs compared to Kuwaitis and non-Kuwaiti Arabs. A little over one fifth (23.4%) of Asians and other expatriates were very satisfied compared to 46% Kuwaitis and 42% non-Kuwaiti Arabs. The gender and the marital status of the sample did not show any significant difference with regard to job satisfaction. In addition, eleven different variables of the work environment were analysed in relation to job satisfaction. These were: In-service education, orientation, nationality of the supervisor, collegiality, perceived unhealthy competition, presence of knowledge of job description, working hours, communication of departmental policies and procedures, job security, relationship with supervisor, and the physical conditions of the workplace. Discussion of the results of the study focuses on job satisfaction in relation to selected socio-demographic characteristics, work environment, and specific factors that are found to influence the level of job satisfaction. Finally, specific recommendations are offered for improvement of the health care delivery system.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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