Factors associated with job satisfaction by Chinese primary care providers.

Leiyu Shi, Kuimeng Song, Sarika Rane, Xiaojie Sun, Hui Li, Qingyue Meng

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This study provides a snapshot of the current state of primary care workforce (PCW) serving China's grassroots communities and examines the factors associated with their job satisfaction. Data for the study were from the 2011 China Primary Care Workforce Survey, a nationally representative survey that provides the most current assessment of community-based PCW. Outcome measures included 12 items on job satisfaction. Covariates included intrinsic and extrinsic factors associated with job satisfaction. In addition, PCW type (i.e., physicians, nurses, public health, and village doctors) and practice setting (i.e., rural versus urban) were included to identify potential differences due to the type of PCW and practice settings. The overall satisfaction level is rather low with only 47.6% of the Chinese PCW reporting either satisfied or very satisfied with their job. PCW are least satisfied with their income level (only 8.6% are either satisfied or very satisfied), benefits (12.8%), and professional development (19.5%). They (particularly village doctors) are also dissatisfied with their workload (37.2%). Lower income and higher workload are the two major contributing factors toward job dissatisfaction. To improve the general satisfaction level, policymakers must provide better pay and benefits and more opportunities for career development, particularly for village doctors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)46-57
Number of pages12
JournalPrimary health care research & development
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Job Satisfaction
Primary Health Care
Workload
China
Public Health Nurses
Intrinsic Factor
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Physicians

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Factors associated with job satisfaction by Chinese primary care providers. / Shi, Leiyu; Song, Kuimeng; Rane, Sarika; Sun, Xiaojie; Li, Hui; Meng, Qingyue.

In: Primary health care research & development, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2014, p. 46-57.

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Shi, Leiyu ; Song, Kuimeng ; Rane, Sarika ; Sun, Xiaojie ; Li, Hui ; Meng, Qingyue. / Factors associated with job satisfaction by Chinese primary care providers. In: Primary health care research & development. 2014 ; Vol. 15, No. 1. pp. 46-57.
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