This study aims to recognize the relationship between thinking styles and level of job satisfaction among a sample group of doctors in king Abdul Aziz (National Guard) Hospital in Jeddah. To this aim, the study has employed the descriptive approach alongside with its two correlative and comparative aspects. The sample group of the study was composed of 100 doctors of personnel in king Abdul Aziz (National Guard) Hospital in Jeddah. The researcher has employed the scale of thinking styles developed by A. Harrison, D. Bramson, and A. Barlett (1980) translated by Prof. Dr. Magdy Abdul Kareem Habeeb (3rd Ed., 2008). Also, the researcher has employed the Minnesota Job Satisfaction Questionnaire developed by Wales et al. (1967). Following are findings of the study. The most common thinking styles among doctors is the analytical style, followed by factual style, the practical style, then the compound style, and finally the optimal style. Also, the level of job satisfaction among members of the sample group was moderate. The study has also pointed out that there is a positive statistical indicative correlation between job satisfaction and thinking styles (compound, optimal, practical, analytical, and factual) .There are differences in thinking styles according to the variable of gender in terms of analytical thinking style in favor of male members .Other than that, there are no differences .In addition, the study uncovered that there are differences in thinking styles according to the variable of academic discipline in terms of compound thinking style in favor of pediatrics. There are differences in thinking styles according to the variable of academic qualification as the compound thinking style was in favor of the PhD degree, the practical thinking style in favor of the Master's Degree, while the factual thinking style in favor of the Bachelor Degree. There are differences in the level of job satisfaction according to the variable of gender in favor of female members. There are no statistical indicative differences between levels of job satisfaction according to the variable of academic qualification Nevertheless there are statistical indicative differences in the level of job satisfaction according to the variable of years of experience in favor of members having less than five years of experience.
خالد محمد التويم, مها
"أساليب التفكير وعلاقتها بمستوى الرضا الوظيفي لدى عينة من الأطباء بمستشفى الملك عبد العزيز (الحرس الوطني) بجدة,"
Journal of Faculty of Education Assiut University - المجلة العلمية بكلية التربية-جامعة أسيوط: Vol. 36
, Article 4.
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