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Perceived Autonomy and Work Satisfaction amongst Psychiatrists in the NHS

R. Schulz (Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Wisconsin, USA)
C. Girard (Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Wisconsin, USA)
S.R. Harrison (Nuffield Institute for Health Services Studies, Leeds)
A.C.P. Sims (Department of Psychiatry, University of Leeds, UK)

Journal of Management in Medicine

ISSN: 0268-9235

Article publication date: 1 February 1991

Abstract

Findings from a 1987 survey of work satisfaction among 193 consultants and junior doctors in psychiatry in Yorkshire are reported. While nearly two‐thirds of doctors report they are generally satisfied, a substantial number of consultants and junior doctors are dissatisfied with their resources, status and autonomy, and professional relationships. Regression analysis suggests that controlling for psychiatrists′ personal and professional characteristics and variables related to district management are important in explaining differences in perceived clinical autonomy and work satisfaction among psychiatrists. Opportunities for district management to help improve psychiatrist satisfaction are proposed, and the relevance of the recent White Paper Working for Patients is examined.

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Schulz, R., Girard, C., Harrison, S.R. and Sims, A.C.P. (1991), "Perceived Autonomy and Work Satisfaction amongst Psychiatrists in the NHS", Journal of Management in Medicine, Vol. 5 No. 2, pp. 53-64. https://doi.org/10.1108/02689239110144415

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