The influence of job characteristics on job outcomes of pharmacists in hospital, clinic, and community pharmacies

Blossom Yen-Ju Lin*, Ying Chen Yeh, Wen Hung Lin

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This study examines the relationship between job characteristics and job outcomes of pharmacists in hospital, clinic, and community pharmacies in Taiwan. The structured questionnaires covered the items of job characteristics, job outcomes, and demographics of pharmacists, and were distributed between Feb 2004 and April 2004. Two hundred and ninety-eight pharmacists responded. Data were analyzed descriptively, and univariate analyses, factor analysis, and multiple regression analyses were used. It found the more enriched the job, the greater the job satisfaction and less intention to leave. And community pharmacists reported greater job enrichment and job satisfaction and less intention to leave than did hospital and clinic pharmacists. It suggests pharmacy managers could recognize the needs of pharmacists to redesign and enrich their work arrangements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)224-229
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Medical Systems
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 06 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Job enrichment
  • Job satisfaction
  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacy management

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