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Document ID (ISN)109099
CIS number 09-236
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Puriene A., Aleksejuniene J., Petrauskiene J., Balciuniene I., Janulyte V.
Title Self-perceived mental health and job satisfaction among Lithuanian dentists
Bibliographic information May 2008, Vol.46, No.3, p.247-252. Illus. 35 ref.
Internet access 09-0236.pdf [in English]
Abstract The aim of this study was to document dentists' self-perceived mental health and job satisfaction of Lithuanian dentists. A postal questionnaire survey was mailed to all the 2449 licensed dentists registered with the Lithuanian Dental Association. The response rate was 68.2%. The questionnaire investigated dentists' mental health and job satisfaction during the previous year. The majority of respondents (80.7%) reported being satisfied with their job. Nervousness (89.2%) and burnout (83.6%) were the most prevalent mental complaints and they also tended to be the most chronic of all reported mental disorders. Increasing age significantly reduced the possibility of nervousness or depression and increased the possibility of being satisfied with dental practice. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Lithuania; dental services; mental health
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; job dissatisfaction; frequency rates; questionnaire survey; age-linked differences; depressive neurosis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceLithuania
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Health care services
Psychological factors