Levels of job satisfaction among physical therapists working in public and private sectors of Peshawar
Keywords:Job Satisfaction, Physical Therapist, Private Sector, Public Sector
Introduction: Job satisfaction is progressive emotional response and attitudes of people towards their work. It is the result of multidimensional factors included working conditions. Important predictors of satisfaction with one's job are said to be the power and confidence in leadership in department, interpersonal relationships with supervisors and co-workers, skill or career development opportunities and time for professional development and fair salary status compared to peers having same experience and practical skills. Therefore, the objective of this study was to determine the Job satisfaction among physical therapists working in public and private sectors of Peshawar.
Material & Methods: This cross-sectional survey was conducted on 100 physical therapists working in Public and Private physical therapy departments of Peshawar. Duration of study was 4 months (Oct-18 to Jan-19). Data was collected through job satisfaction survey questionnaire from 14 institutes. Those participants who fulfilled the inclusion criteria were recruited. Participants who were not employed at the time of study and had an experience less than 6 months were excluded from the study. While analyzing the data, frequency was calculated for gender, age, full-time or part-time job status, salary range, work duration, years of experience and area of work and their association was found with total satisfaction using Chi square test while correlation was found using Pearson correlation.
Results: Out of 100 participants, 46% were males and 54% were females with age ranging from 23-43 years. Among all, 68% were ambivalent, 29% were completely satisfied, while only 3% were not satisfied. Positive correlation was found among all the subscales except with fringe benefit which was not significantly correlated with the total score.
Conclusion: Majority of the physical therapist working in government and private sector ambivalent regarding job satisfaction level. Mainly job satisfaction was positively correlated with pay, supervisor attitude, contingent rewards and nature of work, operating policies and procedures, and communication within the organization.