Assessment of job satisfaction among dental educators in a dental college at Davangere city, Karnataka: A cross-sectional questionnaire based study

Dheeraj Kalra, Rinku Kalra, Prajna V. Kini, Vinod R. Jathanna, G. M. Prashant

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Context: Low job satisfaction has been linked to high turnover of dentists and dental auxiliaries with resultant loss of productivity and reduced quality of patient care. An uncomfortable atmosphere that does not welcome all members can create a negative work environment that undermines productivity. Aims: The aim of this study was to assess the Job Satisfaction among Dental Educators in a dental college at Davangere city, Karnataka.Method and Material: Settings and Design: A questionnaire measuring dimensions of job satisfaction was distributed to dental faculty and was collected back with two rounds of follow-ups. Statistical analysis used: The test for significance to find out association between various variables was done using chi square. Results: A total of 84 dental faculty responded (100% response rate). Analysis showed that the overall job satisfaction was 62.76%. However, analysis could not show significant associations between levels of job satisfaction and variables like gender, age, academic post, marital status, administrative responsibility in job, years of experience in the profession and vacations per year. Conclusions: Overall the job satisfaction is high among the dental faculty in the present study, however the least satisfying aspect being salary and reasonable level of financial security.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)220-225
Number of pages6
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2015


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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