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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014, Article ID 601865, 9 pages
Research Article

Life Satisfaction and Work-Related Satisfaction among Anesthesiologists in Poland

1Department of Hygiene and Health Promotion, Medical University of Lodz, Poland
2Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Therapy, Medical University of Lodz, Poland
3Department of Emergency Medicine and Disaster Medicine, Medical University of Lodz, Poland

Received 3 April 2014; Accepted 30 April 2014; Published 9 June 2014

Academic Editor: Ehab Farag

Copyright © 2014 Ewelina Gaszynska et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The aim of the study was to assess the level of life and job satisfaction of Polish anesthesiologists and to explore the impact of extrinsic-hygiene and intrinsic-motivating determinants. Materials and Methods. A cross-sectional questionnaire study was conducted among consultant anesthesiologists in Lodz region. The questionnaire concerned patient care, burden, income, personal rewards, professional relations, job satisfaction in general, and life satisfaction. Respondents were asked to rate their level of satisfaction for each item on a seven-point Likert scale (1: extremely dissatisfied; 7: extremely satisfied). Results. 86.03% of anesthesiologists were satisfied with their economic status, 77.94% found their health status satisfactory, and 52.21% viewed their personal future optimistically. In general, 71.32% of anesthesiologists were satisfied with their current job situation. Among the less satisfying job aspects were work-related stress (2.49; SD = 1.23), administrative burden (2.85; SD = 1.47), workload (3.63; SD = 1.56), and leisure time (3.09; SD = 1.44). Conclusions. Considerable work-related stress leads to job dissatisfaction among anesthesiologists. There is an association between job satisfaction and health status, social life, and economic status. Working for long hours by anesthesiologists results in a high risk of burnout.