Off-campus Pacific University users: To download campus access theses and dissertations, please log into our proxy server with your PUNet ID and password.

Non-Pacific University users: Please talk to your librarian about requesting this thesis or dissertation through interlibrary loan.

Theses or dissertations that have a specific embargo period indicated below will not be available to anyone until the date indicated.

Date of Award

5-2000

Degree Type

Thesis (On-Campus Access Only)

Degree Name

Master of Physical Therapy (MPT)

First Advisor

Kenneth Bush, Ph.D., P.T.

Second Advisor

Robert Nee, MAppSc, ATC. P.T.

Abstract

Kaiser Permanente of the Northern California region has implemented a new
service delivery model of Adult Primary Care (APC) services. Primary care is an
emerging role for physical therapists. There have been no studies to date
investigating overall job satisfaction or providing demographic data of physical therapists (PTs) in APC. The purpose of this research is to provide demographic
data and to describe the current job satisfaction levels of physical therapists
workingwithin-theAPCmodulesin-the-Northern -California Region of Kaiser .
Permanente. All eighty-three APC PTs were surveyed and 65 questionnaires
were returned yielding a seventy eight percent response rate. The results bf this
study did not reflect a high level of overall job satisfaction (2.8/5). Factors which
were found to contribute to overall job satisfaction included: hourly rate of pay,
the ability to work in APC and the physical therapy department concurrently,
professional support from physicians (MDs) in the module, opportunity for
professional growth/diversity of practice, and the ability to expand knowledge.

Comments

The digital version of this project is currently unavailable to off-campus users not affiliated with Pacific University; however, it may be accessed on campus or through interlibrary loan (for eligible borrowers) from Pacific University Library. Pacific University Library is a free lender.

Share

COinS