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Table 2 Overall job satisfaction of pharmacy professionals working in Tikur Anbesa Specialized Hospital based on work environment, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2019 (n = 80)

From: Assessment of job satisfaction among pharmacy professionals

Items Strongly disagree
No. (%)
Disagree
No. (%)
Neutral
No. (%)
Agree
No. (%)
Strongly
agree
No. (%)
Working environment      
 The opportunity for promotion within the hospital, where I currently work is good 17 (21.2) 20 (25.0) 12 (15.0) 18 (22.5) 13 (16.3)
 Employees have sufficient amount of freedom to decide how they do their work in the pharmacy 17 (21.2) 21 (26.3) 8 (10.0) 26 (32.5) 8 (10.0)
 Staffing is adequate; enough employees are hired to cover the workload in the pharmacy 40 (50.0) 27 (33.8) 1 (1.2) 6 (7.5) 6 (7.5)
 My supervisor has an adequate knowledge to perform his duties 28 (35.0) 8 (10.0) 23 (28.7) 13 (16.3) 8 (10.0)
 There is suitable working environment (such as space, ventilation, lighting, facilities to hygiene) 27 (33.8) 21 (26.3) 9 (11.2) 20 (25.0) 3 (3.7)
 The hospital management respects and treats professionals 26 (32.5) 28 (35.0) 17 (21.2) 4 (5.0) 5 (6.3)
Professional interaction      
 Physicians consult me on professional Matters 13 (16.3) 23 (28.7) 14 (17.5) 25 (31.2) 5 (6.3)
 Physicians cooperate when I communicate “job-related” matters with them 6 (7.5) 16 (20.0) 20 (25.0) 30 (37.5) 8 (10.0)
 My fellow employees (staff working with me) treat me with professional respect 6 (7.5) 5 (6.3) 10 (12.5) 44 (55.0) 15 (18.7)
 The people with whom I work are friendly 4 (5.0) 4 (5.0) 9 (11.2) 37 (46.3) 26 (32.5)
 Nurses cooperate when I communicate “job-related” matters with them 6 (7.5) 6 (7.5) 13 (16.3) 46 (57.5) 9 (11.2)
 Nurses often initiate consultations with me on professional matters 6 (7.5) 6 (7.5) 21 (26.3) 45 (56.2) 2 (2.5)
 I am satisfied with the “on-the-job” relationships I have with others 14 (17.5) 16 (20.0) 8 (10.0) 32 (40.0) 10 (12.5)
 The lay person is knowledgeable about the level of education of pharmacists 15 (18.7) 21 (26.3) 23 (28.7) 18 (22.5) 3 (3.8)
Incentive and recognition      
 My salary is appropriate 44 (55.0) 21 (26.2) 4 (5.0) 6 (7.5) 5 (6.3)
 My talents are fully utilized on my job 18 (22.5) 26 (32.5) 15 (18.7) 17 (21.3) 4 (5.0)
 My formal education overqualified me for my job 9 (11.3) 18 (22.5) 15 (18.7) 24 (30.0) 14 (17.5)
 All things considered, I am satisfied with my job 23 (28.7) 28 (35.0) 8 (10.0) 19 (23.8) 2 (2.5)
 I am willing to continue the current job in future too 18 (22.5) 25 (31.3) 16 (20.0) 15 (18.7) 6 (7.5)
 The time goes by quickly while I am at work 17 (21.3) 14 (17.5) 8 (10.0) 30 (37.5) 11 (13.7)
 I often leave work with a feeling that I’m doing professional job which I enjoy 16 (20.0) 31 (38.7) 17 (21.3) 9 (11.3) 7 (8.7)
 Knowing what I know now, if I had to decide all over again, I would still choose pharmacy 17 (21.3) 14 (17.5) 12 (15.0) 25 (31.2) 12 (15.0)
 If my children were interested in pharmacy, I would encourage them to pursue it as a career 14 (17.5) 17 (21.3) 10 (12.5) 23 (28.7) 16 (20.0)