Journal article

Job satisfaction, work related stress and intentions to quit of Scottish GPs

S Simoens, A Scott, B Sibbald

Scottish Medical Journal | HERMISTON PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2002

Abstract

UNLABELLED: Job satisfaction and work-related stress influence physician retention, turnover, and patient satisfaction. This study purports to elicit the views of Scottish GPs on job satisfaction, stress, intentions to quit, and to examine any patterns by demographic, job, and practice characteristics. A descriptive, cross-sectional study was undertaken by postal questionnaire on a random sample of 1,000 GP principals, 359 GP non-principals, and 62 PMS GPs. The response rate was 56%. GPs were most satisfied with their colleagues, variety in the job, and amount of responsibility given. The most frequently mentioned sources of job stress were increasing workloads, paperwork, insufficient time ..

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