Job Satisfaction Across Some Selected Demographic Variables Among Hospital Health Workers in South-West Shoa Zone, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia
International Journal of Clinical Oncology and Cancer Research
Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2017, Pages: 22-28
Received: Sep. 9, 2015;
Accepted: Oct. 4, 2015;
Published: Mar. 3, 2017
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Nimona Shaka Gudeta, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Ambo University, Ambo, Ethiopia
The issue of employees’ job satisfaction such as what it is and why it is important has become an important corporate objective which bring with it a great deal of research (Scheid, 2005). Thus, the objective of this study was to examine the level of job satisfaction across demographic factors among hospital health workers at South-West Shoa Zone, Oromia Regional State. To come up with the result, this cross-sectional survey was conducted on 220 healthcare workers who were selected based on systematic random sampling technique. Spector’s self-administered Job Satisfaction Scale was used to collect data. In order to get the result, descriptive statistics such as mean and standard deviation; and inferential statistics including independent sample t-test, one way ANOVA followed by Bonferroni post-hoc analysis was computed. Regarding gender differences, the study have revealed female health workers had high job satisfaction than males, which was also statistically significant, t (219) =3.039, p= .001. Statistically significant differences on job satisfaction were also found for age group, F (2, 218) = 3.287, p = 0.039; level of education, F (2, 218) = 3.936, p = .021. Based on service year, no statistically significant difference were obtained among three groups of health workers, F (2, 218) = .391, p = .677. The study findings could provide decision makers with valuable insights in identifying factors to focus on improving job satisfaction.
Nimona Shaka Gudeta,
Job Satisfaction Across Some Selected Demographic Variables Among Hospital Health Workers in South-West Shoa Zone, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia, International Journal of Clinical Oncology and Cancer Research.
Vol. 2, No. 1,
2017, pp. 22-28.
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