Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: 32, Pages: 1-5
Santhana Devi and S. Fabiyola Kavitha
Department of Management Studies, Bharath University, Chennai - 600073, Tamil Nadu, India
Background: A study was carried out to assess the job satisfaction of medical officers of the armed forces. Methods: Medical officers having a minimum of five service, stationed in a large cantonment having a tertiary care service hospital were administered anonymously the scale developed by bray field and Roth to assess job satisfaction. A total of 64 medical officers (22 administrative cadre, 26 specialists), participated in the study. Results: Overall there was a low level of job satisfaction among the medical officers. There was no significant difference in the level of job satisfaction in the three groups. Only 3 each of administrative cadre and specialist officers were in the higher satisfied group. The most common factor stated (91.5% of the respondents), as contributing towards job satisfaction was an opportunity for self-development. Others in decreasing frequency were job security (51.6%), prestige of organization (38.5%), nature of work (28.8%).
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