Volume 2010, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0253-8253
  • EISSN: 2227-0426


Job satisfaction of Primary Health Caregivers is critical for the improvement of health systems. A cross-sectional study was conducted by means of a questionnaire to evaluate the job satisfaction and stress in 323 Primary Health Caregivers in Qatar, of whom 176 (54%) Physicians/General Practitioners responded. Similar numbers of males (85; 48%) and females (91; 52%) replied; most were non-Qatari, aged 30–45 years, married with children. The overall job satisfaction and stress were both below average. There were no significant differences in overall job satisfaction for nationality, sex, marital status and number of children, but female Qatari health caregivers were stressed more than their counterparts. There was a negative correlation between job satisfaction and stress level (r = − 0.29, p = 0.01). Qatari physicians were less satisfied with their salaries and the variety in their work and stress was greater in Qatari Health Caregivers than Non-Qatari counterparts.


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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): Health CaregiversJob satisfaction and Stress
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