Career Development Among Female Health Professionals: Correlates and Predictors of Job Satisfaction

Mary T. Westbrook*, Lena A. Nordholm

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Abstract

This study examined 15 measures of job satisfaction among 93 young, female health professionals. Results indicated that these women were highly satisfied with their jobs and their career choices. However, they experienced deprivation regarding the two aspects of work most important to them; skill development and chances to accomplish something worthwhile. With respect to extrinsic work aspects; job security, physical surroundings and promotion opportunities, their satisfaction was greater than the importance they attached to them. Job satisfaction correlated with current professional attitudes, career choice satisfaction and absence of work stressors, and could be predicted from socioeconomic variables, attitudes toward women's role and importance attached to life goals measured at course entry five years earlier. 1983 Australian Psychological Society

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-127
Number of pages11
JournalAustralian Psychologist
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

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