A study on job satisfaction among clinical and non-clinical hospital staff in a teaching hospital in Lagos, Nigeria

  • OO Cocker
  • AO Cocker
  • B Onuoha
Keywords: Job Satisfaction, Clinical staff, Non-clinical staff, Teaching hospital, Lagos, Nigeria

Abstract

Objectives: Previous studies had demonstrated that continuous and effective productivity of hospital staff are linked to job satisfaction and only those who are satisfied with their job can be maximally effective and productive. This cross-sectional descriptive survey was designed to determine the levels of job satisfaction among various groups of health care professionals working in a teaching hospital in Lagos, Nigeria.
Methods: Two hundred clinical and non-clinical hospital staff were invited to take part in the study. They completed a sociodemographic questionnaire and the Job Descriptive Index (JDI).
Results: The results indicated that majority clinical and non-clinical staff were satisfied with their jobs as regards the parameters of the JDI compared with those not satisfied with their jobs.
Conclusion: The government and health policy makers should continue to pay attention to boost job morale and satisfaction of medical health workers to continue to make them to be satisfied with their job.

KeyWords: Job Satisfaction: Clinical staff, Non-clinical staff, Teaching hospital, Lagos, Nigeria

Published
2014-11-21
Section
Articles

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