Assessing Work-Related Burnout and Job Satisfaction among Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program Coordinators

  • Samuel Ofei-Dodoo
  • Gretchen Irwin
  • Zachary Kuhlmann
  • Rick Kellerman
  • Stacey Wright-Haviland
  • Michaela Dreiling
Keywords: professional burnout, job satisfaction, internship and residency, administrative personnel, obstetrics and gynecology departments


Introduction. This study explored the prevalence of and the relationship
between job satisfaction and burnout among obstetrics and
gynecology residency program coordinators.
Methods.xThis cross-sectional study involved members of the
American Program Managers of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The
Copenhagen Burnout Inventory and Spector’s Job Satisfaction
Survey were used to measure the participants’ burnout and job satisfaction
rates respectively. Data were collected between August 2017
and December 2017. The authors used Fisher’s exact tests, Spearman’s
r correlations, and multiple linear regression to analyze the
Results. There was an 83% (171/207) response rate. Thirteen
percent of the coordinators reported high, 70% moderate, and 17%
low job satisfaction scores. Thirty-nine percent of the coordinators
reported high, 25% moderate, and 36% slight work-related burnout
rates. Correlation coefficient showed a significantly negative relationship
between job satisfaction and work-rated burnout, (rs[169] =
-0.402, p < 0.01). Regression analysis showed co-workers (β = -0.47)
and supervision (β = -0.16) domains of the job satisfaction scale were
significant predictors of work-related burnout (R = 0.55; F[5, 195] =
11.05; p < .001).
Conclusions. The findings highlight the importance of job satisfaction
factors, such as support from coworkers and supervisors, in
dealing with work-related burnout among residency coordinators.
Kans J Med 2019;12(1):11-16.

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