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ERIC Number: EJ1006702
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
Work Values and Job Satisfaction of Family Physicians
Bouwkamp-Memmer, Jennifer C.; Whiston, Susan C.; Hartung, Paul J.
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v82 n3 p248-255 Jun 2013
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. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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