Satisfaction among residents in ASHP-accredited pharmacy residency programs

Chad Vandenberg, John E Murphy

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Abstract

The level of work satisfaction among pharmacists in ASHP-accredited residencies was studied. In March 1996 a questionnaire designed to measure residency satisfaction was mailed to 697 individuals in ASHP-accredited pharmacy practice and specialty practice residencies. Subjects responded to 16 statements relating to intrinsic and extrinsic determinants of work satisfaction on a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 = strongly disagree and 5 = strongly agree. Questionnaires were returned by 413 (59%) of the residents. The respondents were predominantly women (76%), and most (86%) had at least a Pharm. D. degree. Hospitals were the primary work setting (88%). Of the 413 residents, 305 were in pharmacy practice residencies and 108 were in specialized residencies. None of the mean scores indicated disagreement (scores < 3) with the positively worded statements or agreement (scores > 3) with the negatively worded statements. The median and mode were equal to 2 (disagree) for the three negatively worded items and 4 (agree) for all but three positively worded items. Only 8% of the residents indicated that they would not accept the residency again if given the chance. Specialized residents tended to rate positively worded statements higher and negatively worded statements lower than pharmacy practice residents. Female residents indicated greater satisfaction than male residents. Pay and benefits were rated slightly better than neutral. Pharmacy residents appeared generally satisfied with their residencies. Specialized pharmacy residents were more satisfied than pharmacy practice residents, and women were more satisfied than men.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1521-1527
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Health-System Pharmacy
Volume54
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 1997

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Keywords

  • Administration
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • Degrees
  • Education, pharmaceutical
  • Job satisfaction
  • Men
  • Organizations
  • Pharmacists, hospital
  • Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy, institutional, hospital
  • Salaries
  • Specialties
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Leadership and Management

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