Job satisfaction in occupational therapy: a qualitative investigation in urban Australia

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dc.contributor.author Moore, Katherine en_US
dc.contributor.author Cruickshank, Mary en_US
dc.contributor.author Haas, Marion en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T02:33:56Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-21T02:33:56Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier 2006004703 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Moore Katherine, Cruickshank Mary, and Haas Marion 2006, 'Job satisfaction in occupational therapy: a qualitative investigation in urban Australia', Blackwell Publishing Asia, vol. 53, no. 1, pp. 18-26. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0045-0766 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/4563
dc.description.abstract Background: Job satisfaction has been shown to affect levels of staff retention and work productivity, but few studies have been conducted with occupational therapists in an Australian setting. Methods: Using a hermeneutical phenomenological approach, the findings from a study examining the factors that contribute to job satisfaction in occupational therapists working in Australia, are reported. Results: Job satisfaction in occupational therapy was derived from the sense of achievement felt when providing effective clinical care. Job dissatisfaction stemmed from the poor profile and status of the profession. Conclusions: Based on the study findings, there is an imperative that the profession of occupational therapy continue to use research findings to support clinicians in providing effective health care, and improve the community understanding of occupational therapy. en_US
dc.publisher Blackwell Publishing Asia en_US
dc.title Job satisfaction in occupational therapy: a qualitative investigation in urban Australia en_US
dc.parent Australian Occupational Therapy Journal en_US
dc.journal.volume 53 en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Melbourne, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 18 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 26 en_US
dc.cauo.name BUS.Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 111700 en_US
dc.personcode 0000028434 en_US
dc.personcode 0000028435 en_US
dc.personcode 020119 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Public Health and Health Services en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.description.keywords job satisfaction; occupational therapy; recruitment; retention en_US
dc.staffid 020119 en_US


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