Yvonnne T. Amellabon,
Derek P. Buaya,
Melissa F. Chan,
Anna Christina B. Cusi,
Leony O. Obinque,
Don M. Olayvar,
Aveline Sue-Ann C. Lim,
Vivian B. Tripoli
Objective: This study aims to compare the level of job satisfaction among private practitioners and the clinical/hospital- based Occupational Therapists in the Visayas in the year 2000.
Design: The study made use of a descriptive comparative research design.
Setting: The study was conducted in Cebu City.
Subjects: The participants of the study included all licensed Occupational Therapists (batches 1996-98) from both Cebu Doctors' and Velez Colleges who are working in either private or hospital-based practice.
Procedures: The researchers first took out a list of Occupational Therapy graduates from their respective yearbooks. Then they were contacted mainly through phone to check on the status of their work. Those who practiced as Occupational Therapy professionals and met the criteria set by the researchers were either given questionnaires personally or were called. For each group, the level of job satisfaction was computed and consequently compared.
Results: Among all the graduates from batches 1996-98, only 20 private practitioners and 18 hospital-based Occupational Therapists qualified for the criteria. The mean level of job satisfaction for Occupational Therapy private practitioners was 2.81 (Satisfactory) whereas that of hospital-based Occupational Therapists was 2.78 (Satisfactory). The computed t-value was 0.21 and the critical t-value at 0.05 level of significance was 1.645.
Conclusion: The job satisfaction of both private practitioners and hospital-based Occupational Therapists are equally within the satisfactory level.
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