College of Osteopathic Medicine Faculty Articles

Title

Pharmacists’ sources of job satisfaction: Inter-gender differences in response

ISBN or ISSN

0002-9459

Publication Title

American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

Volume

64

Issue

4

Date of original Performance / Presentation

January 2000

Publication Date / Copyright Date

1-1-2000

First Page

420

Last Page

425

Abstract

This paper presents job-satisfaction functions for 49 male and 74 female practicing pharmacists. Four extrinsic determinants (earnings, availability of employment opportunities, supervisor's reliability, and job atmosphere) and four intrinsic determinants (practice site, perception of job importance, autonomy, and burnout) are identified as explanatory variables. The predictive value of the model is strong. Men and women exhibit different preferences for trading off sources of job satisfaction. Men do not view earnings, advancement opportunities, supervisor's reliability, or burnout as relevant determinants of their work-contentment level. Job autonomy is more important to women than to men, but job atmosphere and perception of job importance are more important to men than to women. Working in a retail-chain setting is negatively related to job satisfaction of pharmacists from both genders, but men are affected more than women. The behavior of this variable is consistent with the existence of a two-fold compensating differential.

Disciplines

Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences | Osteopathic Medicine and Osteopathy

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