Factors affecting job satisfaction for radiographers in Gauteng, South Africa


  • Thando Khoza Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital
  • Tracey Pieterse University of Johannesburg
  • Jenny Motto University of Johannesburg


remuneration, working conditions, professional support, diagnostic radiographers


Background Statistics indicate that there are more radiographers per population of 10 000 employed by the private sector in comparison to the public sector, in South Africa. This could affect the delivery of effective x-ray services within the public sector hospitals in Gauteng. The Gauteng province could be the one worst affected by the unequal distribution of radiographers, since the majority of private hospitals are situated within this province.

Aim The aim of the study was to determine the factors that contribute to diagnostic radiographers leaving the public sector to work for the private sector in Gauteng.

Materials and methods The study utilised a quantitative descriptive cross-sectional design to ascertain the factors that contribute to diagnostic radiographers leaving the public sector. A self-developed questionnaire was hand delivered to diagnostic radiographers in 22 private hospitals within the Gauteng province.

Results and conclusion The data analysed, using the paired samples t-test, demonstrated the following factors had a large effect on radiographers leaving the public sector: remuneration, working conditions, professional support and career development.

Author Biography

Thando Khoza, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital

Chief Radiographer






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