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Health Serv Res. 1973 Spring; 8(1): 17–26.
PMCID: PMC1072488

Work Satisfaction and Performance of Physicians in Pediatric Outpatient Clinics

Abstract

The sources and consequences of variations in work satisfaction are investigated in a study of approximately 100 physicians in six pediatric outpatient clinics, half of them associated with teaching hospitals and half with community hospitals. Measures of work satisfaction, role conflict, and performance are related to physicians' perceived internal and external reward values, controlling for clinic attributes and physicians' background characteristics, and differences between the two clinic types are documented. Implications of the study results for potential conflict between outpatient care and academic aims in teaching hospitals are discussed and avenues of possible further research are suggested.

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