Relationships between Job Stress, Job Satisfaction and Life Satisfaction of Hospital Pharmacists under the Office of Public Health Permanent Secretary in the Northeast Region of Thailand

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Juthamas Boonkwang
Wannee Chaichalermpong

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Introduction: The aims of this study were to determine the level of job stress, job satisfaction and life satisfaction in hospital pharmacists, and the relationships among these variables. Methods: The study sample consisted of 383 hospital pharmacists under the Office of Public Health Permanent Secretary in the Northeast region of Thailand. Stratified random sampling by provinces was employed. The questionnaires which consisted of four parts: demographic data, job stress, job satisfaction and life satisfaction were used for data collection. The instrument validity was tested by experts. The reliability was tested by conducting a pilot study. The Cronbach’s alpha coefficient of job stress, job satisfaction and life satisfaction was 0.95, 0.81 and 0.81, respectively. Data were analysed by using descriptive statistics and Spearman correlation analysis. Results: Most subjects experienced a low level of job stress (x=2.46, SD=0.57), high level of job satisfaction (x=3.64, SD=0.52) and slight low of life satisfaction (x=23.71, S.D=5.60). There were three statistically significant relationships at p < 0.01: a negative relationship between job stress and job satisfaction (r= -0.43), a negative relationship between job stress and life satisfaction (r= -0.36) and a positive relationship between job satisfaction and life satisfaction (r= 0.45). Conclusion: There are significant relationships among job stress, job satisfaction and life satisfaction that should be addressed by human resource management during development and implementation of workplace policies.

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