Job satisfaction in graduates of the career of dental surgeon: a cross sectional study
Romero Castro, Norma Samanta
Cobos Cruz, Xenia Teresa
Serna Radilla, Victor Othon
Reyes Fernandez, Salvador
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This study aims to estimate job satisfaction levels in graduated of dental school of Autonomous University of Guerrero, México, and determine which factors influence such satisfaction levels. A cross-sectional study was carried out in 144 dentists graduated from the dental school of Autonomous University of Guerrero through a validated survey. Logistic regression analysis was performed to obtain OR, p-value and confidence intervals (95% CI) in the STATA13 statistical program. The overall percentage of job satisfaction was 92%, while the variables that explained the model were, the role of the dentist (Owner or employed) (OR = 2.2 , p = 0.03 95% CI 1.1-4.4), and the level of satisfaction of the knowledge acquired within their academic dental school training (OR = 19.2, p = 0.00 95%CI 3.1-118). The professional satisfaction of a dentist is of great importance, because it impacts their performance at work, and is closely related to overall satisfaction of life, since both contribute reciprocally to the happiness of a person, as well as the general welfare in the community.
Job satisfaction has been defined as the general perception that a person has about their work, and it´s influenced by a variety of factors that can be classified as intrinsic factors (recognition, work tasks, or responsibility) and extrinsic factors (conditions of work, company policies, or salary) . Others have described it as a positive emotional state resulting from the evaluation of work or work experience. The professional satisfaction of a dentist impacts his performance at work and is closely related to the overall satisfaction of life, since both contribute reciprocally to a person¿s happiness, as well as the general well-being in the community .