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dc.contributor.authorCody, Sarahen_US
dc.contributor.authorFerguson, Mareeen_US
dc.contributor.authorDesbrow, Benen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:11:44Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:11:44Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2012-03-25T22:56:16Z
dc.identifier.issn14466368en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1747-0080.2011.01533.xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/43691
dc.description.abstractAim: The purpose of the present study was to explore factors cited by metropolitan dietitians as being critical to their workforce satisfaction in the literature and a previous study. Methods: Twenty dietitians from three metropolitan hospitals in Brisbane, Australia, were recruited by convenience sample to participate in seven focus group sessions. Group discussion transcriptions were thematically analysed by two independent researchers. Results: Participants identified career progression, professional development, resource availability, team and physical environment, reward and recognition as impacting upon their satisfaction. Overwhelmingly, they identified the availability of flexitime arrangements as symbolising workplace flexibility, which was considered the most influential of satisfaction factors. Intangible forms of reward and recognition were also desired and highly valued. Conclusions: Workplace satisfaction among this sample of metropolitan dietitians is multifactorial. Increasing perceived flexibility in work hours may increase satisfaction. Provision of intangible reward and recognition is likely to be well accepted. Future research should involve another survey of a representative sample of practitioners and managers, with the view to developing practical initiatives to improve satisfaction and maintain service delivery.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom195en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto200en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalNutrition and Dieteticsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume68en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111199en_US
dc.titleExploratory investigation of factors affecting dietetic workforce satisfactionen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Public Healthen_US
gro.date.issued2011
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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