The occupational integration of former soviet physicians in Israel.
This paper reports the findings of a five-year, three-stage study of the occupational status persistence of 333 physicians who immigrated to Israel from the former Soviet Union in 1990.
The first data collection, by way of a structured questionnaire in Russian, was undertaken in 1991, during their participation in preparatory courses for the medical licensure examination.
The second and third stages of data collection were undertaken by mail in 1993 and 1995.
Data are presented regarding the influence of gender and age on employment status and on the relationship between employment status and psycho-social well-being, including work and general satisfaction, self-esteem, mood, health and overall adaptation, at both stages.
The dynamics of occupational integration are investigated by looking at the effects of occupational stability vs occupational change between stage 2 and stage 3 on the psycho-social outcome variables.
After three years in Israel. men were more likely to be working as physicians than women, and women were more likely to be unemployed.
However, after five years. women were equally likely to have found work in their profession, albeit in lower status positions.
Younger respondents were more successful than older respondents in passing the licensure examination, finding work in their profession, and entering residency programs.
The gap between them did not close between stage 2 and stage 3. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin, Personnel sanitaire, Immigrant, Homme, Russe, Intégration sociale, Milieu professionnel, Age, Sexe, Carrière professionnelle, Statut socioéconomique, Bien être, Israël, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Physician, Health staff, Immigrant, Human, Russian, Social integration, Occupational environment, Age, Sex, Career, Socioeconomic status, Well being, Israel, Asia
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0393105
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 25/01/1999.