Pharmacists’ Sources of Job Satisfaction: Inter-Gender Differences in Response
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American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
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American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
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.
Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences | Osteopathic Medicine and Osteopathy
gender, job satisfaction, pharmacists
Carvajal, Manuel J. and Hardigan, Patrick C., "Pharmacists’ Sources of Job Satisfaction: Inter-Gender Differences in Response" (2000). Faculty Articles. 416.