This dissertation presents a quantitative analysis of the determinants of job satisfaction among hospital pharmacists using F. Herzberg's ( Work and Nature of Man, 1966) and F. Herzberg, B. Mausner, and B. Snyderman's (The Motivation of Work, 1959) 2-factor theory. In addition, it determines the influence of overall job satisfaction on their intent to leave their current jobs or profession and the influence of certain demographic variables or job characteristics on job satisfaction. C. W. Barnett and C. L. Kimberlin's ("Development and Validation of an Instrument to Measure Pharmacists' Satisfaction With Their Jobs and Careers," 1986) Pharmacist Job Satisfaction Survey and S. M. Colarelli's ("Methods of Communication and Mediating Processes in Realistic Job Previews," 1984) Intent to Quit Scale were used to gather the data that answered the research questions. The study surveyed a sample of hospital pharmacists in a metropolitan area on the U.S. East Coast who were members of pharmacists' associations to gauge their level of job satisfaction. The data analysis revealed that hospital pharmacists have higher than neutral overall job satisfaction. The research showed that overall job satisfaction can predict intent to quit. Generally, a positive relationship exists between job factors and hospital pharmacists' level of job satisfaction. The research showed that gender and job position influence overall job satisfaction at significant levels.
|Commitee:||GORDON, JEAN, SANSGIRY, SUJIT S.|
|Department:||School of Business and Technology|
|School Location:||United States -- Minnesota|
|Source:||DAI-B 74/05(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Behavioral psychology, Occupational psychology|
|Keywords:||Herzberg, Hospital pharmacists, Job factors, Job satisfaction, Leave, Profession|
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