Research Article
Volume 17 Issue 8 - 2018
Job Satisfaction among Pediatric Dentists in Saudi Arabia
Muadh A Algomaiah1 and Fares S Al-Sehaibany2*
1Demonstrator, Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, College of Dentistry, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, College of Dentistry, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Fares S Al-Sehaibany, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, College of Dentistry, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Received: June 30, 2018; Published: July 31, 2018
Citation: Fares S Al-Sehaibany., et al. “Job Satisfaction among Pediatric Dentists in Saudi Arabia”. EC Dental Science 17.8 (2018): 1457-1462.
Abstract
Objective:To determine the level of job satisfaction among pediatric dentists practicing in Saudi Arabia. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among pediatric dentists practicing in Saudi Arabia from March 2017 to October 2017 using an online survey questionnaire through the SurveyMonkey website. Data were collected through a 25-item questionnaire that explored the demographic characteristics of the participants, the motives for choosing pediatric dentistry and factors contributing to job satisfaction. A five-point Likert scale was used to measure the level of job satisfaction. Data analysis included descriptive statistics and Chi-square test was employed to determine significant differences among the responses. Results: Among the 128 pediatric dentists contacted, 103 completed the questionnaire, giving a response rate of 80.4%. A majority of the participants chose pediatric dentistry because it was considered to be a challenging profession (37.9%), which was followed by those who chose this profession for financial advantages (27.1%) [p = 0.001]. The agreement levels for the statements related to job satisfaction were found to be significantly different (p < 0.05), except for the statement related to parents’ expectations with regard to treatment outcomes (p = 0.681). Overall, 84.9% of the pediatric dentists were satisfied with their job.
Conclusion:The surveyed pediatric dentists in Saudi Arabia showed a high level of job satisfaction. The results of this study will be useful to policy makers in the dental profession to develop strategies to further improve the level of job satisfaction among pediatric dentists in Saudi Arabia.
Keywords: Job Satisfaction; Pediatric Dentists; Saudi Arabia
Copyright: © 2018 Fares S Al-Sehaibany., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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