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Job satisfaction among community pharmacy professionals in Mekelle city, Northern Ethiopia

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ABSTRACT

Introduction: Job satisfaction is a multidimensional, enduring, important, and much-researched concept in the field of organizational behavior and has been identified as recognition in one’s field of work, level of salary, opportunities for promotion, and achievement of personal goals. Job satisfaction directly affects the labor market behavior and economic efficiency by means of the impact on productivity and turnover of staff. The aim of this study was to assess the satisfaction level of pharmacy professionals in Mekelle city.

Methods: This institution-based cross-sectional study was conducted as a survey and only included voluntary participants. Those participants who did not volunteer to participate were excluded from the study. A structured questionnaire was used as a data collection tool; it was developed from different literature in the English language, and then the original tool was translated to the local language for the purpose of understanding.

Results: In Mekelle, ~100 pharmacy professionals work in private medicine retail outlets. From those, only 60 volunteered to participate in this study. Significant difference in job satisfaction and job stress were observed between those working full-time and part-time, with P-values of 0.031 and 0.021, respectively.

Conclusion: From the findings of the current study, it can be concluded that around two-thirds of pharmacy professionals in Mekelle city were satisfied with their professional practice.

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Age distribution of pharmacy professionals, a cross-sectional study on assessment of job satisfaction among pharmacy professionals in Mekelle city, January 2016. (VAR00001 = Age).Abbreviation: SD, standard deviation.
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Mentions: Normality of the distribution for age of the participants was checked through histograms, with mean age of 32.62 years and SD of 8.829 (Figure 1).


Job satisfaction among community pharmacy professionals in Mekelle city, Northern Ethiopia
Age distribution of pharmacy professionals, a cross-sectional study on assessment of job satisfaction among pharmacy professionals in Mekelle city, January 2016. (VAR00001 = Age).Abbreviation: SD, standard deviation.
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f1-amep-7-527: Age distribution of pharmacy professionals, a cross-sectional study on assessment of job satisfaction among pharmacy professionals in Mekelle city, January 2016. (VAR00001 = Age).Abbreviation: SD, standard deviation.
Mentions: Normality of the distribution for age of the participants was checked through histograms, with mean age of 32.62 years and SD of 8.829 (Figure 1).

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Job satisfaction is a multidimensional, enduring, important, and much-researched concept in the field of organizational behavior and has been identified as recognition in one’s field of work, level of salary, opportunities for promotion, and achievement of personal goals. Job satisfaction directly affects the labor market behavior and economic efficiency by means of the impact on productivity and turnover of staff. The aim of this study was to assess the satisfaction level of pharmacy professionals in Mekelle city.

Methods: This institution-based cross-sectional study was conducted as a survey and only included voluntary participants. Those participants who did not volunteer to participate were excluded from the study. A structured questionnaire was used as a data collection tool; it was developed from different literature in the English language, and then the original tool was translated to the local language for the purpose of understanding.

Results: In Mekelle, ~100 pharmacy professionals work in private medicine retail outlets. From those, only 60 volunteered to participate in this study. Significant difference in job satisfaction and job stress were observed between those working full-time and part-time, with P-values of 0.031 and 0.021, respectively.

Conclusion: From the findings of the current study, it can be concluded that around two-thirds of pharmacy professionals in Mekelle city were satisfied with their professional practice.

No MeSH data available.