Work values and job satisfaction of family physicians

Title

Work values and job satisfaction of family physicians

Creator

Bouwkamp-Memmer J C; Whiston S C; Hartung P J

Publisher

Journal of Vocational Behavior

Date

2013
2013-06

Description

Theory and prior research suggest linkages between work values and job satisfaction. The present study examined such linkages in a group of workers in a professional occupation. Family physicians (134 women, 206 men, 88% Caucasian) responded to context-specific measures of work values and job satisfaction. ANOVA results indicated a work values hierarchy of Autonomy, Service, Lifestyle, Scholarly Pursuits, Management and Prestige in decreasing order of importance. Canonical correlation analysis yielded a significant function with three work values collectively predicting job satisfaction: Lifestyle (negatively) and Service and Scholarly Pursuits (positively) in decreasing order of magnitude. The study findings may be useful to medical students in the specialty choice process, to medical school faculty advising such students, and to currently practicing physicians contemplating career specialty change. Future research may examine work values and job satisfaction differences across employment and geographic settings, give increased attention to cultural variables, and include intervention studies and longitudinal designs. (C) 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Subject

Psychology; metaanalysis; Health; primary-care physicians; trends; medical-students; school; specialty choice; Medical career development; Work values; life-style; Career specialty choice; general-surgery; Job satisfaction; personality scale scores; Physician Values in Practice Scale; Values assessment

Format

Journal Article or Conference Abstract Publication

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Pages

248-255

Issue

3

Volume

82

Citation

Bouwkamp-Memmer J C; Whiston S C; Hartung P J, “Work values and job satisfaction of family physicians,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed October 20, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/8700.

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