Effect of Summer Temperature on the Work Efficiency of Dentists

Keywords: Work Efficiency, Job Satisfaction, Job Performance, Occupation Stress, Summer Temperature

Abstract

INTRODUCTION AND AIM: Environment is closely related to human health. While the effects of temperature on comfort are broadly recognized, the effects on worker productivity have received much less attention. Thus this research was planned to investigate the effects of heat stress on job satisfaction, job performance, occupational stress among dentists.

MATERIALS AND METHOD: This research was designed to be cross-sectional in nature where a convenience sampling of 70 interns, 88 post-graduate students and 49 faculty members of IDS Bareilly were selected. Questionnaires were self-administered and contained twelve points for job satisfaction (Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire), thirteen points for occupational stress and twelve for job performance

RESULTS: The subjects were moderately satisfied with their jobs, were less stressed and had a moderate job performance. After descriptive tests, the Chi-squared test,  Pearson and Spearman Correlation Coefficient was applied to test statistical significance and p value was set to be significant at p<0.5.

DISCUSSION: The present study showed that most of the dentists (60.9%) had a high sense of heat and such results may be because of the current hospital framework which includes lack of air conditioners, continuous patient workload in hospital, high sense of heat among the dentists working in top floors etc.

CONCLUSION: If effective prevention measures are taken in the hospitals, dentists may perform more efficiently and also the increase the job satisfaction.

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Author Biographies

Henna Mir

Post Graduate Student, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Institute Of Dental Sciences, Bareilly, India

Shivalingesh KK

Professor & Head, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Institute Of Dental Sciences, Bareilly, India

Anushka Gupta

Senior Lecturer, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Institute Of Dental Sciences, Bareilly, India

Adeeba Saleem

Post Graduate Student, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Institute Of Dental Sciences, Bareilly, India

Divya Srivastava

Post Graduate Student, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Institute Of Dental Sciences, Bareilly, India

Waseem Ashraf

Post Graduate Student, Department Of Oral Medicine And Radiology, Vyas Dental College, Jodhpur

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Published
2019-12-21
How to Cite
Henna Mir, Shivalingesh KK, Anushka Gupta, Adeeba Saleem, Divya Srivastava, & Waseem Ashraf. (2019). Effect of Summer Temperature on the Work Efficiency of Dentists. International Healthcare Research Journal, 3(9), 299-302. https://doi.org/10.26440/IHRJ/0309.12310