Scarso benessere psicologico negli amministrativi di una struttura ospedaliera.

Translated title of the contribution: Psychological wellbeing in the hospital administrative personnel

S. Tabolli, C. di Pietro, U. Luigi Aparo, C. Renzi

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Job satisfaction and psychological well being of health care workers significantly influence the quality of care. The aim of this study was to evaluate job satisfaction and psychological well-being in the administrative personnel of a large hospital in Rome-Italy. The personnel self-completed two anonymous questionnaires: the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) for minor psychiatric non psychotic diseases and a validated job satisfaction questionnaire. Descriptive analysis and multiple logistic regression analysis were performed. Response rate was 65%. 74 were the questionnaires analyzed. 37.8% of respondents showed a high likelihood to develop symptoms of depression/anxiety (OR = 3.57; 95% CI 1.17-10.85). Major determinants of job dissatisfaction were the lower autonomy and poor communication in the working Unit. Factors associated with overall dissatisfaction were: insufficient training opportunities (p = 0.033), low autonomy (p = 0.023), poor communication between hospital Units (p = 0.009), unclear aims of their working Unit (p = 0.029), low agreement between personal expectations and required competence (p <0.001). Among administrative staff job dissatisfaction was associated with high likelihood of depression/anxiety, low autonomy and poor communication, independently of sex, age, years of employment. Possible targets to improve satisfaction of administrative personnel were identified.

Translated title of the contributionPsychological wellbeing in the hospital administrative personnel
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)157-164
Number of pages8
JournalAnnali di igiene : medicina preventiva e di comunità
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010

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  • Medicine(all)


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