Dimensions of good work for employees in oral and maxillofacial surgery in Sweden

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dc.contributor.author Pilgård, Göran
dc.contributor.author Söderfeldt, Björn
dc.contributor.author Hjalmers, Karin
dc.contributor.author Rosenquist, Jan
dc.date.accessioned 2008-01-10T13:19:01Z
dc.date.available 2008-01-10T13:19:01Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.issn 0347-9994
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/5164
dc.description.abstract The aims of this study were to describe how the employees of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) clinics in Sweden perceive "good work", i.e. their image of the good dimensions that the profession should contain and to investigate if there is a discrepancy between ideal and reality for this group. The study was based on a questionnaire with 67 questions, related to quality management at the clinic, health and the content of good work in two sections, one with the headline "defines good work" and the other "fulfilled 'in my present work' ". Each section was subdivided into 12 parts covering aspects of good work. The maxillo-facial surgeons rated "intellectually stimulating work" as most important (91%), and the "hazard-free work environment" as least important (48%). The nurses rated "stimulating fellowship" as most important (84%), and the "opportunity for career advancement" as least important (27%). The percentage unit differences between the ideal and the reality were largest for the item "the work provides opportunities to have an influence on important decisions". Maxillo-facial surgeons had the greatest differences for that question and nurses had the greatest differences in "the work is well paid". A principal components analysis was performed and three factors explained more than half of the variance (52%). The factors were interpreted as (1) aiming at moral values and possibilities for skill discretion, as (2) career development, and as (3) work environment. The employees of OMFS clinics in Sweden emphasized free, influential, and intellectually stimulating work, but the discrepancy between ideal. en
dc.format.extent 8
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.subject.classification Medicine en
dc.title Dimensions of good work for employees in oral and maxillofacial surgery in Sweden en
dc.type Article, peer reviewed scientific en
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Odontology en
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::ODONTOLOGY en
dc.relation.ispartofpublication Swedish dental journal;3 en
dc.relation.ispartofpublicationvolume 31 en
dc.format.ePage 154
dc.format.sPage 147
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