A Study of Job Satisfaction and its Demographic Correlates of Faculty Members at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences


Ali Keshtkaran 1 , *

1 Assistance professor, School of management and information sciences, Shiraz University.

How to Cite: Keshtkaran A. A Study of Job Satisfaction and its Demographic Correlates of Faculty Members at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, J Med Edu. 2006 ; 8(2):e105246. doi: 10.22037/jme.v8i2.740.


Journal of Medical Education: 8 (2); e105246
Published Online: March 01, 2005
Article Type: Research Article
Received: September 01, 2005
Accepted: March 01, 2005


Background and purpose: Job satisfaction has been regarded as a product of harmony of one’s positive individual attitudes toward his/her work and the compatibility of the individual with his/her duties and with the working conditions governing the job .Job satisfaction has shown to affect productivity rate, personal output and their psychosomatic presence The current study has been launched to investigate the faculty members, satisfaction with various components of their academic career, such as nature of work salary, promotion, relationswith the managers and colleagues.Methods : To investigate the relationship between the individuals and various dimensions of job satisfaction, a standard self–administered questionnaire of J.D.I was distributed between 154 respondents. A total of 122 copies of the questionnaire were returned and analyzed.Results : Distribution of the sample, on the basis of demographic variables of the participants were shown that, 82.1% of the subjects were men, 68.8% of them were over 45 years, 95.1% of the subjects were married, 82.8% of them were assistant professors and instructors and 60% of the subject were permanent official employees.Conclusion: The highest and the second highest level of satisfaction with the nature of their work and their colleagues respectively, whereas they showed to be least satisfied with their salaries and promotion policies. Satisfaction with career increased as the faculty members promoted to higher academic rank (P< .05). Further analysis of the data revealed a statistically significant linear relationship between the following pairs of variables: age and promotion aspects, salary and overall satisfaction score, years of employment and amount of salary, academic rank and promotion variable.Years of employment as a faculty member negatively correlated with all aspects of satisfaction. Also age was shown to be directly related to all dimensions of satisfaction (P< .05).


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