Relationship between occupational stress and job satisfaction among Iranian obstetricians

AUTHORS

Minoo Rajaei 1 , Hamid Haghighi 2 , Sakineh Dadipoor 3 , Soghra Fallahi 4 , Morteza Salimi 5 , * , Masoud Sareghi Brojeni 6 , Mohammad Naderi zadeh 6 , Seyed Ali Alavi 7 , Aliakbar Hesam 8 , Mojtaba Salimi 9 , Sakineh Fallahi 10 , Mahnaz Zamani 10

AUTHORS INFORMATION

1 Associate Professor Department of Obsterics and Gynecology, Research Center for Reproductive Health and Infertility, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

2 MSc of Family Counseling, Hormozgan University, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

3 MSc Student of Educational Health, Research Center for Reproductive Health and Infertility, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

4 PhD Student of Molecular Medicine, Research Center for Reproductive Health and Infertility, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

5 BSc Student of Nursing, Student Research Committee, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

6 BSc Student of Operating Room, Student Research Committee, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

7 Medical Student, Student Research Committee, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

8 MSc Student of Cliniucal Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Bandar Abbas :Branch, Iran.

9 BSc Student of Management Execative, Hormozgan University, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

10 MSc of Psychiatric Nursing, Student Research Committee, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 17 (3); e88141
Published Online: April 17, 2013
Article Type: Research Article
Received: November 17, 2012
Accepted: April 17, 2013

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Abstract

Introduction: Positive consequences of job satisfaction promote prosperity, physical and
mental health and increase rate of training and qualifications. The present study intends to
evaluate relationship between occupational stress and job satisfaction among obstetrician.
Methods: The assessed populations in this descriptive study consist of obstetrician. 130
samples, using convenience sampling, were selected. HSS-35 (Hospital Stress Scale) and
Smith Job satisfaction questionnaires were used for evaluation of obstetricians’ stress. The
collected data was analyzed by SPSS statistical software.
Results: Findings indicated that components and criteria of occupational stress could
significantly predict job satisfaction and determine 79% of job satisfaction variations.
Friedman test showed that in the opinion of participations, of components of job satisfaction,
occupational features are in first stage, salaries in the second, occupational condition in the
third and professional stands in the fourth stage. The finding also clarified that 40 years old
and younger obstetrician had more job satisfaction in comparison with 41 to 50 and 51 to 60
years old obstetrician.
Conclusion: Occupational stress obviously is one of the negative factors which can affect
job satisfaction.

Keywords

Occupational Stress – Job Satisfaction – Obstetrician

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