Job Satisfaction among Occupational Therapy Practitioners: A Systematic Review of Quantitative Studies

Occup Ther Health Care. 2021 Aug 19:1-28. doi: 10.1080/07380577.2021.1964146. Online ahead of print.


A comprehensive description of the factors associated with job satisfaction among occupational therapy practitioners is needed to promote their work well-being. This systematic review aimed to describe occupational therapy practitioners’ job satisfaction and the related intra-, inter-, and extra-personal factors. Original peer-reviewed studies published between 2010 and 2019 were retrieved from four databases with the review including fourteen studies. The review was conducted according to the Joanna Briggs Institute guideline. The data were analyzed by narrative synthesis. Occupational therapy practitioners experienced high job satisfaction. Job satisfaction was found to be associated with significantly lower rates of turnover intention and higher rates of rewards. The relationships between job satisfaction, professional identity, exhaustion, and social environment showed conflicting results.

PMID:34407737 | DOI:10.1080/07380577.2021.1964146

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