Essays on Chapter 4 And Chapter 5 Of Dissertation Thesis

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Chapter four: ResultsThe purpose of this descriptive quantitative study was to examine the factors that affect job satisfaction and the relationships between the dependent and independent variables. This was made possible through the studies carried out among the Omani physicians and nurses working in the Ministry of Health Hospitals in Muscat, Oman. This chapter will present results of the study, which investigated job satisfaction levels of nurses and physicians working in the Ministry of Health Khoula and Royal Hospitals. In this chapter, the study methodology will be examined, including research questions and hypotheses, data collection procedures, and data analysis.

The results will be presented by demographics, job satisfaction of nurses and physicians, and comparisons between the two variables. A concluding summary of the findings will complete this chapter. Research Questions and HypothesesSix research questions were formulated for this study focusing mainly on relationship between the job satisfaction level and the demographic factors. The dependent variable was the level of job satisfaction of the nurses and physicians working in the Ministry of Health Hospitals in Muscat, Oman. The independent variables are the demographic factors.

The study was carried out using the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire (Arnold et. al, 2007). It was also determined that there was no correlation between any of the factors. The research questions were as follows: RQ1:What is the level of intrinsic job satisfaction of Omani physicians and nurses working in Ministry of Health hospitals, Muscat, Oman? RQ2:What is the level of extrinsic job satisfaction of Omani physicians and nurses working in Ministry of Health hospitals, Muscat, Oman? RQ3: What is the level of general job satisfaction of Omani physicians and nurses working in Ministry of Health hospitals, Muscat, Oman? RQ4: What is the relationship between intrinsic dimension of job satisfaction of Omani physicians and nurses and the demographic variables? RQ5: What is the relationship between extrinsic dimension of job satisfaction of Omani physicians and nurses and the demographic variables?

RQ6: What is the relationship between general job satisfaction Omani physicians and nurses and the demographic variables? These research questions were used to test the hypotheses already formulated for the study. These hypotheses stated that the physicians and nurses working in Ministry of Health Hospitals in Oman did not enjoy high levels of job satisfaction.

It was also clear that there existed a relationship between the participants’ demographics (profession, gender, age, years of professional education, and years of experience) and levels of extrinsic, intrinsic, and general job satisfaction of Omani physicians and nurses. The extent of this relationship was later determined during the study. Review of Data CollectionTo proceed with the survey, a letter of invitation, including a consent form was attached to the survey and sent to participants to clarify what the research study was about and give the approximate duration of the survey.

The participants were later contacted through the hospital professional education departments that oversee all research projects conducted in the hospitals. Permission to access the hospitals and contact participants was subsequently sought and was provided by the Directorate of Education and Training and the Ministry of Health ethical board. The letter was also an opportunity to explain the purpose of the study. It assured the respondents of confidentiality, and emphasized to them that participation was voluntary and one could take part in or decline participation.

This approach of using an introductory letter had been emphasized in Auburn University website (2010).

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