Evaluation of Radiography Specialists Job Satisfaction in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Author(s): Essam H Mattar*
Job satisfaction is an indispensable element for successful career development and improvement in radiology and other professional fields. Moreover, the staff tends to be more satisfied with some aspects of their job than the others. This research's primary objectives are to understand how job characteristics affect radiology specialists in Riyadh and determine the factors influencing job satisfaction among radiography technologists in Riyadh hospitals. The study was conducted among 40 participants. Questionnaires were used to collect data from the participants electronically. The questionnaire consisted of two sections. Section A comprised the professional profile and qualification composed of seven items, while Section B was concerned with job satisfaction items. It consisted of thirty-two job satisfaction statements measured on a five-point Likert scale. The results showed a high level of job satisfaction. Almost 80% of participants were satisfied with their current jobs. Some participants (20%) were not happy with their current salary level. Even though the radiographers appeared more satisfied and attained high overall satisfaction scores, they expressed deep concerns about their payment. They strongly emphasized the need for a strong relationship with other coworkers.