Journal of Social Sciences

Theoretical Construction of Job Satisfaction in Medical Professionals Working for Mexican Companies

María del Carmen López-García and María de los Ángeles Aguilera-Velasco

DOI : 10.3844/jssp.2015.405.409

Journal of Social Sciences

Volume 11, Issue 4

Pages 405-409


Occupational Health physicians coexist in a work environment where they perform activities other than the ones developed by other doctors. Hence, there is interest in analyzing the theoretical construction of their job satisfaction. Inductive and qualitative study was conducted based on grounded theory and with the support of the software Atlas-ti. As a result of carrying out in-depth interviews and through the open, axial and selective coding process, 12 categories and five dimensions were integrated. They shaped the final definition of job satisfaction of these professionals. The conclusions showed that they are currently satisfied, although they were not satisfied at the beginning of their work life.


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