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Revista chilena de pediatría

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MARUCCO, MARIANA  y  GIL-MONTE, PEDRO R. Job Satisfaction in Pediatricians from the southern area of Buenos Aires. Rev. chil. pediatr. [online]. 2007, vol.78, n.5, pp. 489-493. ISSN 0370-4106.

Objective: To determine the prevalence of job satisfaction in a sample of pediatricians. Method: 123 pediatricians, 89 women (72,4%), working in Pediatrics Units of general hospitals. The study was cross-sectional and non-randomized. Job satisfaction was evaluated by a scale of 8 items obtained from the "Job Satisfaction Questionnaire S20/23"1. Results: 13%) of cases manifested to be "dissatisfied" or "very dissatisfied" in the results of the scale. More than 50%> of the participants manifested to be "very dissatisfied" or "dissatisfied" with the salary (89,4%), hygiene of the working place (57,7%), formation (56,9%o) and promotion possibilities (59,3%). Significant differences were not obtained according to gender. Conclusions: Labor conditions for pediatricians need to change by means of public investments, in order to improve the quality of service offered to society

Palabras clave : job satisfaction; pediatricians; quality of working life; attitudes.

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