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Mirmolaei T, Dargahi H, Kazemnejad A, Mohajerrahbari M. Job satisfaction of midwives. Hayat. 2005; 11 (2 and 1) :87-95
URL: http://hayat.tums.ac.ir/article-1-242-en.html
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Introduction: Job satisfaction of midwives, as key members of healthcare system, has special importance in the quality of midwifery care to the vulnerable groups of the society i.e. mothers and children.

Materials and Methods: This is a survey and cross sectional study. Sampling size was 251 midwives, which were chosen through cluster sampling. Data were gathered by questionnaire in one stage and were analyzed by SPSS software, using descriptive and analytic (2, Pearson correlation) statistical methods. Results:

Results of this research demonstrated that satisfaction level of midwives in two aspects of job position (62.9%) and relationship with colleagues (48.2%) was moderate. It was low in the aspects of salary and benefits (92.8%), job security (69.7%), managerial policies and work condition (64.9%), supervisory (48.6%) and relationship with personal life (49.8%). There was a significant relationship and correlation between job satisfaction and all of its aspects, strongest with the aspect of managerial policies (r=0.87) and weakest with the relationship with colleagues (r=0.547). There was no significant relationship between job satisfaction and demographic characteristics such as age, academic degree, marital status, the number of children and monthly salary but there was a significant relationship between job satisfaction and the condition of house ownership, the years of job experience, the condition of employment, the place of work, work shift and whether they liked midwifery when they chose it (p<0.05).

Conclusion: Half of midwives (49.4%) had moderate job satisfaction, 49% had low and only 1.6% had high job satisfaction. Considering the results of this research, it can be concluded that the authorities must take efficient measures to omit the most important causes of low job satisfaction through increasing salaries and benefits, promoting job security, improving work condition, reformation of managerial and supervisory systems and using midwives’ professional ability in areas of their skill’s.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Nursing Care
Published: 2013/08/11 | ePublished: 2013/08/11

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