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Job Satisfaction of the Bulgarian Primary Care Physicians

  • Open or Close Tsvetelina Valentinova*

    Department of General Practice, Medical University of Pleven, Bulgaria

    *Corresponding author: Tsvetelina Valentinova, Department of General Practice, Forensic Medicine and Deontology, Faculty of Public Health, Medical University of Pleven1, St. Kliment Ohridski Str. 5800 Pleven, Bulgaria

Submission: July 20, 2018;Published: August 17, 2018


The job satisfaction of physicians is an important factor that influences their motivation for work and the quality of the provided health services. The aim of the study is to evaluate the job satisfaction of General Practitioners in Bulgaria and to explore some of the factors which influence this satisfaction.

Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted using a self-administered questionnaire in the period January-June 2017. The data were collected from 136 General Practitioners working in 136 primary care practices from different regions across the country. The job satisfaction was measured with the 10-item Warr-Cook-Wall job satisfaction questionnaire using the 7-step Likert rating scale.

Results: The Participants generally reported very high weekly workload, low satisfaction with the recognition of work, with the income and the hours of work. The respondents reported the high level of responsibility in the work, of the opportunity to use the abilities, and the relationships with colleagues.

Keywords: General practice; Job satisfaction; Physicians

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