Quality of Work Life of Community-Hospital Pharmacists Registered at Public Health Region 10, Ministry of Public Health

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Watcharanukoon Boonlert
Witat Janposri

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The objectives of this cross-sectional descriptive study were to assess the quality of work life of community-hospital pharmacists and to assess the effect of the strategic management of 7-S on the quality of work life of community-hospital pharmacists registered at Public Health Region 10, Ministry of Public Health. The research instrument was the questionnaires; content validity was evaluated by 3 experts, and the reliability was tested by using cronbach’s alpha coefficient (0.91). Information from 111 pharmacists was collected. Statistical methods used in this research were frequency, percentage, mean, 95% CI, standard deviation, median, max, min, Fisher’s exact test, Pearson’s product moment correlation coefficient, Spearman’s correlation coefficient and stepwise multiple regression analysis. The data shows that the quality of work life of community-hospital pharmacists was of medium level (3.31±0.48). The strategic management of 7-S was also of the medium level (3.48±0.57). The strategic management of 7-S factors had highly positive level relationship to the quality of work life of community-hospital pharmacists (r=0.793, p < 0.001). In addition, dimension of shared values was applied to predict the quality of work life of community-hospital pharmacists registered at Public Health Region 10, Ministry of Public Health at 64.6%. The prediction equation form could be stated as follows: the quality of work life of community-hospital pharmacists = 0.910 + (0.685)(dimension of shared values of the strategic management of 7-S). Therefore, the top administrators of the Ministry of Public Health should consider improving the quality of work life of community-hospital pharmacists, especially the total life space and the adequate and fair compensating.

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