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Table 3 Proportions of pharmacy professionals’ response to job satisfaction questions in Easter Ethiopia, 2018 (n = 220)

From: Job satisfaction among pharmacy professionals working in public hospitals and its associated factors, eastern Ethiopia

Questions Strongly disagree n (%) Disagree n (%) Neutral n (%) Agree n (%) Strongly agree n (%)
Working environment
 The opportunity for promotion in this hospital is good. 20 (9.1) 52 (23.6) 58 (26.4) 74 (33.6) 16 (7.3)
 I am proud to be working for this hospital. 16 (7.3) 30 (13.6) 34 (15.5) 112 (50.9) 28 (12.7)
 Rules and regulation in this hospital are applied equally. 32 (14.6) 38 (17.3) 78 (35.5) 56 (25.5) 6 (7.3)
 My supervisor gives serious consideration to employee complaints. 20 (9.1) 34 (15.4) 80 (36.4) 78 (35.5) 8 (3.6)
 Employees have a sufficient amount of freedom to decide how they do their work. 22 (10.0) 38 (17.3) 74 (33.6) 74 (33.6) 12 (5.5)
 Staffing is adequate; enough employees are hired to cover the workload in the pharmacy 32 (14.6) 80 (36.4) 36 (16.4) 54 (24.5) 18 (8.1)
 My supervisor is capable of providing proper guidance. 24 (10.9) 36 (16.4) 80 (36.4) 74 (33.6) 6 (2.7)
 The hospital management respects and treats pharmacy professionals similar to other health professionals in the hospital. 22 (10.0) 56 (25.5) 46 (20.9) 72 (32.7) 24 (10.9)
 Scheduling of work hours takes into account individual employee needs. 16 (7.3) 44 (20.0) 68 (30.9) 80 (36.4) 12 (5.4)
 I am comfortable with my work load. 34 (15.4) 74 (33.6) 38 (17.3) 58 (26.4) 16 (7.3)
 There is suitable working environment (lighting, air condition, toilet facilities, and rest room) 56 (25.5) 58 (26.4) 44 (20.0) 50 (22.7) 12 (5.4)
Professional interaction
 Physicians consult me on professional matters. 16 (7.3) 22 (10.0) 44 (20.0) 92 (41.8) 46 (20.9)
 Physicians cooperate when I communicate professional matters with them. 14 (6.4) 20 (9.1) 42 (19.1) 120 (54.5) 24 (10.9)
 My fellow employee pharmacy professionals treat me with professional respect. 14 (6.3) 16 (7.3) 42 (19.1) 90 (40.9) 58 (26.4)
 My fellow employees are friendly. 6 (2.8) 28 (12.8) 24 (11.0) 94 (43.1) 66 (30.3)
 Nurses cooperate when I communicate professional matters with them. 8 (3.6) 14 (6.4) 38 (17.4) 130 (59.0) 30 (13.6)
 Nurses often initiate consultations with me on professional matters. 10 (4.6) 28 (12.7) 46 (20.9) 112 (50.9) 24 (10.9)
 I am satisfied with the working relationships I have with other staffs. 18 (8.2) 16 (7.2) 32 (14.6) 102 (46.4) 52 (23.6)
Incentive and recognition
 The monetary rewards I receive from my work are appropriate. 52 (23.8) 52 (23.9) 58 (26.6) 54 (24.8) 2 (0.9)
 My salary is fair considering the service I give. 52 (23.6) 78 (35.5) 34 (15.5) 50 (22.7) 6 (2.7)
 I receive adequate incentive for my wok. 60 (27.3) 70 (31.8) 30 (13.6) 42 (19.1) 18 (8.2)
 My talents are fully utilized on my job. 34 (15.5) 26 (11.8) 76 (34.5) 70 (31.8) 14 (6.4)
 I am willing to continue the current job in future too. 24 (10.9) 26 (11.8) 36 (16.4) 96 (43.6) 38 (17.3)
 I often leave work with a feeling that I’m doing something which I enjoy. 16 (7.3) 22 (10.0) 40 (18.2) 122 (55.4) 20 (9.1)
 Knowing what I know now, if I had to decide all over again, I would still choose pharmacy as my profession. 18 (8.2) 22 (10.0) 30 (13.6) 96 (43.6) 54 (24.6)