Job satisfaction of physiotherapist working in Hong Kong Hospital Authority

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Job satisfaction of physiotherapist working in Hong Kong Hospital Authority

 

Author: Wong, Kam-hung Francis
Title: Job satisfaction of physiotherapist working in Hong Kong Hospital Authority
Degree: M.Sc.
Year: 1998
Subject: Physical therapists -- China -- Hong Kong -- Case studies
Job satisfaction -- China -- Hong Kong -- Case studies
Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Department: Multi-disciplinary Studies
Dept. of Management
Pages: vii, 102 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm
Language: English
InnoPac Record: http://library.polyu.edu.hk/record=b1442235
URI: http://theses.lib.polyu.edu.hk/handle/200/1245
Abstract: This dissertation studies Job Satisfaction among physiotherapists working in Hong Kong Hospital Authority. The first objective of this study is designed to assess the level of job satisfaction among physiotherapists who are working in three different clinical settings, Ambulatory, Acute & Extended care of Hong Kong Hospital Authority. The second objective is to find out whether there are any differences in physiotherapists' job satisfaction among three clinical settings. The third objective is to study if there is any relationship between physiotherapists' job satisfaction and physiotherapist demographic characteristic. A physiotherapist's job satisfaction measurement tool for the Hong Kong context was developed. Out of 629 Hong Kong Hospital Authority physiotherapist, 610 of them were selected as the samples of this study. They received via mail a questionnaire, which gathered information regarding 10 demographic and 37 job satisfaction data. There was a 45% return rate. The results of the study showed that there are statistically significance differences in job satisfaction among Hong Kong Hospital Authority physiotherapists working in three different clinical settings, Ambulatory, Acute & Extended care. Physiotherapists working in Extended care setting are more satisfied than those working in Acute care setting. The total job satisfaction of physiotherapists in Hospital Authority are satisfied with their jobs but the link is not strong. Their main sources of satisfaction included the following factors: personal control, professionalism, recognition, job nature, communication and commitment. They are less satisfied with pay & prospect factor, locus of control factor and education & training factor. Some demographic data are found to have relationship with job satisfaction factors. The junior physiotherapists II are the less satisfied group. They are less satisfied, especially, with pay & prospect factor and commitment factor. Clinical setting size also affected physiotherapist's job satisfaction. The biggest the number of bed of the setting the lesser the job satisfaction and the lesser satisfaction of the locus of control. Recommendations are made to the Hospital Authority top management to tackle the problems.

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