Predictors of job stress and satisfaction among hospital workers during re-engineering: differences by extent of supervisory responsibilities

Healthc Manage Forum. 2000 Spring;13(1):29-35. doi: 10.1016/S0840-4704(10)60730-2.


After two years of rapid organizational change within a large teaching hospital, 83 percent of workers remained employed there. Among these "survivors," job satisfaction decreased and job stress increased regardless of whether they were employed in a supervisory position. This article examines the predictors of job satisfaction and job stress for managers, for people who indicated that they supervised others but were not managers, and for workers. There are areas of commonality in predictors across these groups, as well as some differences by level of supervisory responsibility. Examining and modifying job characteristics associated with high stress could result in healthier hospital work environments.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Hospital Administrators / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Job Satisfaction*
  • Organizational Innovation*
  • Personnel, Hospital / psychology*
  • Stress, Psychological*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires