Job Satisfaction and Burnout Level of Veterinarian Working at Istanbul

Babaoglu U. T., Cevizci S., Arslan M.

KAFKAS UNIVERSITESI VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI, vol.18, no.4, pp.599-604, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.599-604
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Low job satisfaction and high levels of job burnout which is a threat to occupational health is affecting a large number of professions. In the present study, it was aimed to identify factors associated with job satisfaction and burnout levels. 145 people participated in this cross-sectional study. Data was obtained using a web based questionnaire including questions about socio-demographic variables, Minnesota satisfaction questionnaire and the Maslach burnout inventory. The mean age of the participants was 36.8 (min: 24 - max: 57). 73.8% (n=107) were male, 73.1% (n=106) were married and 57.2% (n=83) had children. Choosing the profession with his own request and gender showed no relation with job satisfaction and burnout. Marital status and age group significantly contributed to the answers of the survey questions: "I would choose the same profession again if I had another chance" and "I think to resign from my current workplace" in terms of job satisfaction and burnout. In the present study, moderate levels of job satisfaction and lower levels of burnout among veterinarians was found. We believe that further studies evaluating work-related risk factors can be useful.