Job satisfaction, occupational hazards, and stress and among health workers of Butabika National Referral Mental Hospital
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The study aimed at investigating the relationship between job satisfaction, Occupational hazards and stress among health workers from Butabika hospital. It involved the following specific objectives; to find out the level and extent of stress, job satisfaction and nature of occupational hazards among health workers at Butabika hospital, examine the relationship between occupational hazard and stress, to examine the relationship between job satisfaction and stress, and to investigate the relationship between occupational hazards and job satisfaction of Butabika health workers. The study targeted Butabika National Referral hospital located at Kirombe in the central region of Kampala district in Uganda and it was conducted among Butabika hospital health workers where a sample of 69 respondents was drawn from a population of health workers employed using a systematic sampling technique. A quantitative and correlation research design were used in particular to investigate the study variables and establish the relationship between the variables. Data was collected using a self- administered questionnaire where it was later analyzed using a statistical package for social scientists (SPSS). Findings from the study show that there is a positive significant relationship between job satisfaction and occupational hazard (r=.398 and P=. 001, P>0.01), a negative significant relationship between occupational hazards and stress (r=-4.02 and P= .001, P>0.01) and a negative significant relationship between job satisfaction and stress (r=- .601 and P=000, P<0.01). Employees of Butabika are recommended to learn how to engage in activities that help them release or reduce stress levels, provide necessary protective gears, and more sensitization and training.