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MALAYSIAN FAMILY PHYSICIANS: ARE THEY SATISFIED WITH THEIR JOB? PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 28 February 2016 16:35

Sharifah Nurul Aida Syed Ghazaili1, Norwati Daud2

1Klinik Kesihatan Bintulu, JalanTun Ahmad Zaidi, Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia, 2Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Sultan ZainalAbidin, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia.

ABSTRACT

Job satisfaction is defined as pleasurable or positive emotional state which results from the appraisal of ones job or job experience. It is often determined by how well outcome meet or exceed expectations. There are many factors which are related to job satisfaction among family physicians. Data on satisfaction among family physicians varies from country to country. This study aimed to determine the level of job satisfaction among family physicians in Malaysia and its associated factors. A cross sectional study was performed among 117 Family physicians in Malaysia between July 2012 and December 2012. A questionnaire consists of socio-demographic characteristic, professional and health clinic characteristics and Warr-Cook-Wall job satisfaction scale was used. The results showed that 85% of Malaysian family physicians are satisfied with their job. They are mostly satisfied with hours of work, colleagues and fellow workers, and freedom to choose own method of working.  They are least satisfied with physical working condition, rate of pay and recognition.  Female gender and less number of health clinics in-charged were associated with increased in overall job satisfaction. Most of the family physicians in Malaysia are satisfied with their job. However there are certain areas that should be looked into which are physical working condition, rate of pay and recognition. Malaysian family physicians should receive equal career opportunity, promotion and salary scale like other specialties.

Keywords: Job satisfaction, family physician, primary care, general practice

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ISSN No : 1675-0306
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