Maryam Feiz Arefi1, Fatemeh Rostami2, Azam Jahangirimehr3, Amin Babaei-Pouya
Background: Midwives constitute a group of health care personnel in hospitals. Clearly, job satisfaction and control have a key effect on improvement of work condition and alleviation of mental workload in workers. Job satisfaction, mental workload, and job control in midwives in hospital were examined.
Methodology: A descriptive-analytical study was carried out on 143 midwives working in educational hospitals. Four questionnaires including a demographics form, NASA-TLX, JDI job satisfaction inventory, and a job control questionnaire was used in the study. Data analyses were done using SPSS (v. 18).
Results The mean scores of mental workload, job satisfaction, and job control were 70.98, 193.77, and 14.65 respectively. Mental workload was high in the subjects and there was a correlation between mental workload, job satisfaction, and job control.
Conclusion: An increase in mental workload decreases job satisfaction. Job control has a key role in the improvement of work condition of midwives. Therefore, there is a need for managerial approaches to alleviate workload and increase job control and job satisfaction in hospital workers.
Keywords: Job satisfaction, job control, mental workload, hospital midwife