Η εργασιακή ικανοποίηση των μαιών/μαιευτών στο Γ.Ν.Α. "Αλεξάνδρα" = Job satisfaction of midwifes in the public hospital of Athens "Alexandra"
Παπαπαναγιώτου, Ελενίτσα Θ.
This research was conducted in 2013, aiming to identify and clarify the job satisfaction of midwives that work in the public General Hospital of Athens “Alexandra”, where the biggest academic Gynecological – Obstetric Clinic of Greece is situated. The sample of the research consisted of 105 midwives, randomly selected out of the 185 that were working in the hospital at the time that the research was conducted (February 2013). For the data collection, a questionnaire was used. It was composed from two thematic units: the first concerning the demographic characteristics of the sample, while the second constituted of the statistical tool Job Satisfaction Survey – JSS of the Professor of Psychology at the University of South Florida, USA, Dr. Paul Spector (free online use). The statistical analysis of the data was performed by the use of SPSS 15.0 for Windows. The results of the research showed that the manner of supervision (immediate supervisors), the nature of work (benefit of giving obstetrical care to pregnant women, women in labor, postpartum women and newborns), as well as the collaboration and the relations with the cooperators were the most important factors of job satisfaction of midwives. These three factors are the only ones among the nine investigated factors of the questionnaire JSS that were found to evoke job satisfaction in the midwifery personnel of the hospital. The correlation of the age of the sample with the satisfaction that they draw from the collaboration with their colleagues, as well as the correlation of the level of education of the participants with the monthly payment that they receive from the hospital (salary and extra payment for shift work and holidays) was proven to be statistically important. The final conclusion of this research is that the midwifery personnel of the hospital “Alexandra” experiences job dissatisfaction. Almost half of the sample (48,57%) expressed dissatisfaction regarding their work in the hospital. The same percentage (46,67%) have a neutral behavior concerning job satisfaction (neither dissatisfied, nor satisfied). Only 4,76% of the sample expressed job satisfaction. The statistical analysis showed that only the age of the midwifery personnel, which participated in this research, is significantly correlated with the total job satisfaction. The factors of job satisfaction and the total job satisfaction of the midwifery personnel of “Alexandra” hospital were compared with the results of previously published studies concerning midwives in different countries worldwide.