Job Satisfaction and Associated Factors Among Anesthetists at Government Hospitals of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Blen Kassahun Dessu, Leulayehu Akalu, Efa Ambaw Bogino, Mohammed Suleiman Obsa, Leila Hussen, Teshome Tesfaye Habebo, Abraham Getachew Kelbore


Background: Anesthetic practice is always at high risk in medical profession. Job satisfaction level of Anesthetist can be affected by different factors. An investigation to retain anesthetists in the profession to meet the increasing demands of the healthcare system has a great importance. This study was aimed to determine the level of job satisfaction and associated factors among anesthetists working in government hospitals of Addis Ababa.

Methods: A cross-sectional study conducted on sampled 101 anesthetists. Simple random sampling method was used to obtain the study participants. Data were collected using a structured questionnaire, comprised two main parts; demography and job satisfaction. Respondent rated 18 factors related to job satisfaction using six point Likert scale. A descriptive analysis using Proportion and frequency were used. A‘chi square’ test were used to assess statistical significance of association and P-values less than 0.05 were considered as statistically significant.

Results: Among 101 anesthetists respondent, 57% were male, the majority of respondents were below the age of 30 years 58.4% and 59.4% of the respondents were single. A 53% of the respondents were satisfied and the highest dissatisfaction rate was in the age group of below thirty.  Satisfaction in helping others, responsibilities and freedom to choose method of working were significantly associated with job satisfaction. The major reasons reported for their dissatisfaction were inadequate salary, lack of public awareness about the role of anesthetists and professional hazard.

Conclusion: There is a low level of job satisfaction among anesthetists who are working in government hospitals of Addis Ababa. Therefore, improving satisfaction level of anesthetist by solving major reasons of dissatisfaction is strongly recommended.

Keywords: Anesthetists , satisfaction , dissatisfaction , government hospitals

DOI: 10.7176/JHMN/94-05

Publication date:October 31st 2021


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