ERIC Number: EJ808872
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
A Qualitative Study Investigating Gender Differences in Primary Work Stressors and Levels of Job Satisfaction in Greek Junior Hospital Doctors
Antoniou, Alexander-Stamatios; Cooper, Cary L.; Davidson, Marilyn J.
Qualitative Report, v13 n3 p456-473 Sep 2008
Primary work stressors and job satisfaction/dissatisfaction in Greek Junior Hospital Doctors (JHDs) are investigated to identify similarities and differences in the reports obtained from male and female hospital doctors. Participants in the study included 32 male and 28 female Greek hospital doctors who provided information through semi-structured, in-depth interviews. The findings revealed that a majority of Greek JHDs considered their profession very stressful, and that various differences were identified between male and female JHDs, with regard to perceived stress and satisfaction. The study has implications for the possible introduction of in-house stress management training programmes, both at a generic, and gender specific level. Future research aimed at increasing the individuals' coping mechanisms, and identifying environmental sources of stress are recommended.
Descriptors: Stress Management, Job Satisfaction, Hospitals, Coping, Gender Differences, Management Development, Foreign Countries, Work Environment, Stress Variables, Physicians, Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Greece