Volume XXVI, Issue 3(176) 2016
Factors associated with job satisfaction among health workers at training facilities in Vietnam, 2014
Author: Le Thi Thanh Xuan, Nguyen Huu Thang, Do Thanh Toan, Hoang Duc Hanh and Le
A cross-sectional study was conducted to determine factors associated job satisfaction among health workers and describe the recommendation to improve the level of satisfaction among health workers working at the Institute for Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Hanoi Medical University in 2014. The results showed that a total of 75/88 (85.2%) staff attended, using self-administered questionnaires of Paul E. Spector, translated into Vietnamese and piloted with Cronback’s Alpha = 0.76. Findings indicated that the percentage of male staff were statistically at 3 times higher than female staff at high satisfaction level. The salary was the most important factor affecting the job satisfaction among health workers. Majority of workers choose the method of staff management according to the results of work (81.3%). Three recommendations were provided, namely (1) to improve the income of employees, 2) to ensure good working condition, and 3) to have more joint activities for staffs. Findings of this study implied that it is important to understand levels of job satisfaction and its associated factors among health workers in order to improve their performance.
Job satisfaction, health workers, preventive medicine, public health