Shatha Subhi ALHarthi BDS, MSc
Monika Maya Wahi MPH, CPH
Background: This study aimed to determine levels of burnout and job satisfaction in dental students and faculty, and to examine any association between them.
Methodology: A total of 31 students and 17 faculty at a Saudi Arabian dental college completed an online survey including demographics, the Maslach Burnout Inventory to measure burnout, and the Dentist Satisfaction Survey to measure job satisfaction. Descriptive statistics and correlations were calculated.
Results: Both students and faculty were moderately to highly burned out, with students significantly more burned out than faculty. Faculty were neutral on job satisfaction, but students were dissatisfied with level of personal time. In all participants, burnout was statistically significantly negatively inversely correlated with job satisfaction.
Conclusions: Burnout and job satisfaction were found to be strongly inversely correlated, and this may lead to staff turnover among faculty, as well as stress-related health and academic problems among students.
Practical Implications. This workplace should explore limiting clinical and academic obligations for its staff and students to allow them more personal time in hopes of reducing burnout levels and increasing job satisfaction.
KEYWORDS: Burnout, Emotional Fatigue, Management, Medical Staff
HOW TO CITE: ALHarthi SS, Wahi MM. The Association between Burnout and Job Satisfaction among Dental Undergraduates and Faculty. J Pak Dent Assoc 2017; 26(2): 46-53
Received: 22 December 2016, Accepted: 24 March 2017