Job Satisfaction in Basic and Clinical Faculty Members in Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran


avatar Mehdi Saberi-Firoozi 1 , * , avatar SH Abedian 2 , avatar D Mehrabani 1 , avatar A Masoodi 3 , avatar AA Hosseini 3

1 Gastroenterohepatology Research Center, Namazee Hospital, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

2 Shiraz Islamic Azad University, Shiraz, Iran

3 Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran

How to Cite: Saberi-Firoozi M, Abedian S, Mehrabani D, Masoodi A, Hosseini A. Job Satisfaction in Basic and Clinical Faculty Members in Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran. J Med Edu. 2006;10(1):e105316. doi: 10.22037/jme.v10i1.717.


Journal of Medical Education: 10 (1); e105316
Published Online: September 01, 2006
Article Type: Research Article
Received: June 01, 2006
Accepted: September 01, 2006


Background and Purpose: Shiraz University of Medical Sciences as one of the oldest and largest universities of medicine in Iran with 50 years history has more than 450 faculty members and 5000 students. This study is an attempt to find out the level of job satisfaction among Shiraz University ofMedical Sciences’ faculty members.Methods: In midterm of 2003-2004, data on job satisfaction level among 404 faculty members from all schools of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences were collected. The translation of Spector’s job satisfaction score was used including 34 questions in 9 items of job satisfaction and each one based on Likert’s Scale with score an of 1-5. A question related to overall job satisfaction of faculty members was added.Results: Of all faculties,, 252 responded to the questionnaire and 70.1% expressed satisfaction in response the added question. The mean scores of job satisfaction in items of coworkers, work nature, supervision, management methods, academic relations, promotion, salary and suitable benefits were3.771, 3.265, 2.557, 2.454, 2.395, and 2.376 out of 5 respectively (F=223.8, p=0.0001). In the promotion item, the satisfaction of female faculty was lower than male subjects. The level of job satisfaction was not different between clinical faculty members of Medical School with or without private activity. The results of linear regression analysis between the items of job satisfaction revealed that reimbursement and fringe benefits could predict the overall job satisfaction (r2=0.70, p<0.01).Conclusion: As a whole, the faculty members of the university were satisfied with their jobs, but a correction in reimbursement, benefits and promotion regulations especially in lower academic ranks is needed to improve the level of job satisfaction in this group.


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