Understanding the Relationship between Job Satisfaction and Psychological Well-being of Preventive Medicine Workers in Northern Vietnam
Nguyen Quynh Anh1, *, Tran Anh Dung2
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2022
E-location ID: e187494452204180
Publisher ID: e187494452204180
Article History:Received Date: 18/11/2021
Revision Received Date: 14/1/2022
Acceptance Date: 16/2/2022
Electronic publication date: 03/06/2022
Collection year: 2022
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The study aims to access the relationship between job satisfaction and the psychological well-being of preventive medicine workers in Vietnam.
A cross-sectional study was implemented in 12 preventive medicine centers in three provinces of northern Vietnam. A total of 400 preventive medicine staff participated, and a total of 383 questionnaires were analyzed. The questionnaire included validated questions related to general information, job satisfaction, and psychological well-being.
As expected, job satisfaction is correlated with psychological well-being. This association varied across dimensions. Satisfaction with supervision and community support had the lowest correlations with well-being (0.22 and 0.27, respectively), while co-worker satisfaction and overall job satisfaction had the strongest correlation (0.41 and 0.47, respectively) with psychological well-being. After controlling for personal factors, these correlations remained significant. Co-worker satisfaction and overall job satisfaction were the strongest predictors of psychological well-being (β = 0.38 and 0.45, respectively).
Among preventive medicine workers, job satisfaction was positively correlated with psychological well-being. In turn, these findings should contribute to the development of sound policies for human resource management in the health system of Vietnam. A better understanding of the factors contributing to job satisfaction and psychological well-being among preventive medicine workers may help improve their working conditions, which may subsequently improve the quality of healthcare delivery.