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International Journal Of Medical, Pharmacy And Drug Research(IJMPD)

The Effect of the Characteristics of Work and Stress on Job Satisfaction: A Case Study on Community Pharmacies and Registered Pharmacists in Hospitals

Yu-Hua Yan , Chih-Ming Kung , Jui-Fang Chen

International Journal of Medical, Pharmacy and Drug Research(IJMPD), Vol-2,Issue-2, March - April 2018, Pages 27-36 , 10.22161/ijmpd.2.2.2

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Background: This study focused on the evidence-based research investigating the correlations between the job characteristics, work stress and job satisfaction of the pharmacists serving in the hospitals and the community pharmacies. Methods: The subjects were mainly drawn from pharmacists who served in regional hospitals and community pharmacies in Taiwan, the total valid questionnaires were 190 copies. Regression analysis was adopted for inferential statistics to investigate the correlation between the job characteristics, work stress and job satisfaction of the pharmacists who served in community pharmacies. Results: We concluded that four factors significantly affected job satisfaction of the pharmacists in the community pharmacies (p <0.01); in the meantime, the educational background and job characteristics markedly affected job satisfaction of the pharmacists in the hospital pharmacy (p <0.01). Conclusion: Our study results can be the references for relevant entities during the management of human resources in order to provide a reasonable working environment to the pharmacists.

Job Characteristics, Working Stress, Job Satisfaction.

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