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Effect Of Work Setting On Job Satisfaction Of Midwives In Matara, Sri Lanka

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Yaddehige, I.S, Arnold, M.



Job Satisfaction, Organizational Factors, Public Health Midwives & Work Setting.



Public Health Midwives (PHMs) are essential grass root level workers in Sri Lankan health system. Job satisfaction of midwives is affected by various organizational factors. Midwives work in both preventive and curative work settings. This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted among all 405 PHMs served in all government hospitals and MOH areas in Matara district. Level of job satisfaction and satisfaction on selected 11 organizational factors was assessed based on a modified, validated, pretested structured self-administered questionnaire with a five-point likert scale based on short form of Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire. Overall response rate was 93.6% which studied 253 midwives in field setting and 111 hospital settings which included provincial ministry and line ministry hospitals. The mean value of job satisfaction was 3.66 (SD 0.593). Even though all midwives were satisfied with their job, midwives in the hospital settings are more satisfied than the midwives in the field setting (t (362) = - 2.179, p = 0.030). All eleven organizational factors were positively correlated with job satisfaction. Midwives in the field were not satisfied with the transfer scheme (M=2.7727, SD= 1.03065), remuneration (M= 2.5837, SD= 0.82651) and workload (M=2.4012, SD=0.89621). Midwives in hospitals were not satisfied with the transfer scheme (M=2.7748, SD= 0.88610) and autonomy (M=2.9730, SD=0.81913). Midwives in the field setting are more satisfied than the midwives in the hospitals with the working condition, supervision, coworker, autonomy and welfare yet midwives in field are less satisfied with the workload and remuneration compared to their counterparts. As the selected organizational factors are associated with job satisfaction, improvements in the selected organizational factors may contribute to raise the job satisfaction of midwives.



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