This study aimed to investigate the relationship between job satisfaction, perceived collective efficacy related to hospital communication and sense of belonging to the hospital in healthcare workers, highlighting the differences according to gender, role (doctors vs. nurses) and hospital. A further objective was to investigate the relationship between the above-mentioned variables, related to the work context, and the variables related to the personal sphere, such as life satisfaction and perception of family and friends support. 180 health professionals (N = 90 doctors and N = 90 nurses), working in three hospitals which were different in terms of resources and infrastructure, , administered a self-report questionnaire. The results showed a positive and significant relationship between job satisfaction and all the variables considered. As for the differences between groups, significant effects emerged from the main effect of role and hospital. Multivariate interaction was found for "Role and Hospital". The research has emphasized the importance of sense of belonging and collective efficacy for workers and organization well-being, highlighting the need for differentiated training by role and context.
Keywords: Job satisfaction, life satisfaction, health workers, sense of belonging to the hospital , perceived collective efficacy, psychosocial well-being.
Vincenza Capone, Giovanna Petrillo, Antonia Romano, Job and life satisfaction among doctors and nurses: relationship with sense of belonging to the hospital, collective efficacy beliefs and perceived social support in "PSICOLOGIA DELLA SALUTE" 3/2013, pp. 115-130, DOI:10.3280/PDS2013-003006