Measurement of job satisfaction among healthcare workers during the COVID‑19 pandemic: A cross‑sectional study
Affiliations: Department of Public Health Policy, School of Public Health, University of West Attica, 11521 Athens, Greece, Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Department of Public Health Policy, School of Public Health, University of West Attica, 11521 Athens, Greece
- Published online on: December 16, 2022 https://doi.org/10.3892/mi.2022.62
- Article Number: 2
Copyright: © Diakos et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License.
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Job satisfaction is one of the most frequently studied subjects for numerous researchers, aiming to investigate the behavior of employees in the workplace. Moreover, it is an important predictor of well‑being in the workplace, having a direct association with the productivity of employees and the quality of services provided by each organization. In the field of health, the high level of job satisfaction of healthcare workers translates into a high level of patient care. Therefore, during the period of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‑19) pandemic, efforts to evaluate the level of job satisfaction of healthcare workers represents a cornerstone in the effort to maintain high‑level health services. The aim of the present study was to evaluate job satisfaction among healthcare workers in a COVID‑19 emergency department during the pandemic and its potential association with the demographic characteristics of the participants. For the present cross‑sectional study, which included 89 frontline healthcare workers, the 36‑item Job Satisfaction Survey questionnaire was used. The findings concluded that the majority of the participants were not satisfied with their work (120±25.58). Among the nine job satisfaction factors examined, only the co‑worker factor received a high job satisfaction score in the entire sample (16.08±4.14). By contrast, the other motivating factors were classified as unsatisfactory, namely pay (10.10±4.63), promotion (11.22±4.38), fringe benefits (10.63±4.09), contingent rewards (11.39±4.13) and communications (14.15±4.21). The control of the association between the socio‑demographic data of the participants and the motivating factors of job satisfaction revealed that the age group of 45‑55 years and the paramedical staff were more satisfied with the communication factor than the other categories of colleagues. In addition, it appears that the average value of satisfaction with the pay factor was significantly lower in the participating physicians (mean=8.59, P<0.05) compared to the other employee categories. On the whole, the present study demonstrates that the measurement and evaluation of job satisfaction in the workplace of a hospital environment is a cornerstone in the efforts to create a healthy and safe work environment for healthcare staff during the period of the COVID‑19 pandemic. Ensuring a high level of job satisfaction for healthcare workers will provide a high level of services to health service users.