Job satisfaction among community health workers in Zahedan District, Islamic Republic of Iran

East Mediterr Health J. Sep-Oct 2009;15(5):1156-63.


We conducted a cross-sectional survey among 74 community health workers in rural health houses to investigate overall job satisfaction and satisfaction with 8 aspects of the job (work itself, co-workers, management, workload, promotion, organizational structure, working conditions, and payment and benefits). Data were collected by a self-administered questionnaire based on the Job Descriptive Index and the Employee Satisfaction Inventory. Overall job satisfaction of respondents was moderate. They were satisfied with the work itself and co-workers, but very dissatisfied with all other aspects, especially payments and benefits. Providing opportunities for promotion and improving payments and work conditions would increase overall job satisfaction and promote quality of care.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Attitude of Health Personnel*
  • Career Mobility
  • Community Health Workers / education
  • Community Health Workers / organization & administration
  • Community Health Workers / psychology*
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Interprofessional Relations
  • Iran
  • Job Satisfaction*
  • Male
  • Personnel Management
  • Salaries and Fringe Benefits
  • Statistics, Nonparametric
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Workload