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Job Satisfaction Among Healthcare Workers in the Aftermath of the COVID-19 Pandemic

E. Barili, P. Bertoli, Veronica Grembi and Veronica Rattini

Health, Econometrics and Data Group (HEDG) Working Papers from HEDG, c/o Department of Economics, University of York

Abstract: Using a unique survey of more than 7,000 respondents conducted immediately after the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy, we investigate potential drivers of the job satisfaction of healthcare workers. Relying on a representative sample of Italian physicians and nurses, we show that, besides personal characteristics (e.g., age, gender, health status), contextual factors (i.e., working conditions) play the leading role in explaining variation in the level of satisfaction (58%). In particular, working in a high-quality facility increases worker satisfaction and willingness to remain in the profession, and in the current medical specialization, while working in a province with a perceived shortage of medical personnel brings the opposite result. Direct experience with COVID-19 (e.g., having tested positive) is not significantly correlated with the level of job satisfaction, which is instead significantly reduced by changes in the working conditions caused by the health emergency.

Keywords: healthcare workers; job satisfaction; COVID-19 pandemic (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I10 J28 Z12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022-02
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