ERIC Number: EJ696458
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct-1
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Determinants of Rural Physicians' Life and Job Satisfaction
Lavanchy, Marcel; Connelly, Ian; Grzybowski, Stefan; Michalos, Alex C.; Berkowitz, Jonathan; Thommasen, Harvey V.
Social Indicators Research, v69 n1 p93 Oct 2004
Objective: To identify and quantify factors that contribute to rural physicians' satisfaction with their jobs and life as a whole. Design: Cross-sectional, mailed survey. Study population: Family physicians practicing in rural communities eligible for British Columbia's Northern and Isolation Allowance. Main measures: Demographics, Domain satisfaction, Maslach Burnout Inventory, Beck Depression Inventory, and Life Satisfaction. Results: Stepwise multiple regressions reveal the greatest predicators of rural physician overall life satisfaction are satisfaction with jobs, personal relationships, health, finances, and absence of depression. These predictors account for 70% of the variation in rural physician overall life satisfaction. The greatest predictors of rural physician satisfaction with jobs and satisfaction with current place of residence/practice, on-call shifts, personal accomplishments, and absence of emotional exhaustion. The predictors account for 44% of the variation in rural physician job satisfaction.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Place of Residence, Physicians, Life Satisfaction, Job Satisfaction, Family Practice (Medicine), Depression (Psychology), Rural Areas
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Maslach Burnout Inventory; Beck Depression Inventory