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Job stress and job satisfaction among health-care workers of endoscopy units in Korea

Authors
Nam S.-J.Chun H.J.Moon J.S.Park S.C.Hwang Y.-J.Yoo I.K.Lee J.M.Kim S.H.Choi H.S.Kim E.S.Keum B.Jeen Y.T.Lee H.S.Kim C.D.
Issue Date
2016
Publisher
Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Keywords
Endoscopy; Job satisfaction; Job stress; Korea
Citation
Clinical Endoscopy, v.49, no.3, pp.266 - 272
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SCOPUS
KCI
Journal Title
Clinical Endoscopy
Volume
49
Number
3
Start Page
266
End Page
272
URI
https://scholarworks.korea.ac.kr/kumedicine/handle/2020.sw.kumedicine/7069
DOI
10.5946/ce.2015.085
ISSN
2234-2400
Abstract
Background/Aims: The management of job-related stress among health-care workers is critical for the improvement of health-care services; however, there is no existing research on endoscopy unit workers as a team. Korea has a unique health-care system for endoscopy unit workers. In this study, we aimed to estimate job stress and job satisfaction among health-care providers in endoscopy units in Korea. Methods: We performed a cross-sectional survey of health-care providers in the endoscopy units of three university-affiliated hospitals in Korea. We analyzed the job stress levels by using the Korean occupational stress scale, contributing factors, and job satisfaction. Results: Fifty-nine workers completed the self-administered questionnaires. The job stress scores for the endoscopy unit workers (46.39±7.81) were relatively lower compared to those of the national sample of Korean workers (51.23±8.83). Job stress differed across job positions, with nurses showing significantly higher levels of stress (48.92±7.97) compared to doctors (42.59±6.37). Job stress and job satisfaction were negatively correlated with each other (R2=0.340, p<0.001). Conclusions: An endoscopy unit is composed of a heterogeneous group of health-care professionals (i.e., nurses, fellows, and professors), and job stress and job satisfaction significantly differ according to job positions. Job demand, insufficient job control, and job insecurity are the most important stressors in the endoscopy unit. © 2016 Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
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