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Career satisfaction and work-life balance of specialist orthodontists within the UK/ROI

Al-Junaid, SM; Hodges, SJ; Petrie, A; Cunningham, J; (2017) Career satisfaction and work-life balance of specialist orthodontists within the UK/ROI. British Dental Journal , 223 (1) pp. 53-58. 10.1038/sj.bdj.2017.585. Green open access

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To investigate factors affecting career satisfaction and work-life balance in specialist orthodontists in the UK/ROI. DESIGN AND SETTING: Prospective questionnaire-based study. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The questionnaire was sent to specialist orthodontists who were members of the British Orthodontic Society. RESULTS: Orthodontists reported high levels of career satisfaction (median score 90/100). Career satisfaction was significantly higher in those who exhibited: i) satisfaction with working hours; ii) satisfaction with the level of control over their working day; iii) ability to manage unexpected home events; and iv) confidence in how readily they managed patient expectations. The work-life balance score was lower than the career satisfaction score but the median score was 75/100. Work-life balance scores were significantly affected by the same four factors, but additionally were higher in those who worked part-time. CONCLUSIONS: Orthodontists in this study were highly satisfied with their career and the majority responded that they would choose orthodontics again. Work-life balance scores were lower than career satisfaction scores but still relatively high. It is important for the profession to consider ways of maintaining, or improving, career satisfaction and work-life balance; including maintaining flexibility of working hours and ensuring that all clinicians have ready access to appropriate training courses throughout their careers (for example, management of patient expectations).

Type: Article
Title: Career satisfaction and work-life balance of specialist orthodontists within the UK/ROI
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2017.585
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.1038/sj.bdj.2017.585
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Science & Technology, Life Sciences & Biomedicine, Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine, JOB-SATISFACTION, UNITED-KINGDOM, CANADIAN ORTHODONTISTS, DENTAL PRACTITIONERS, DENTISTS, STRATEGIES, PATTERNS
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Eastman Dental Institute
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Eastman Dental Institute > EDI Craniofacial and Development Sci
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1549678
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