Factors influencing job satisfaction on specialty nursing units.
ABSTRACT In the midst of downsizing, restructuring, layoffs, hospital closures, mergers, and the beginning cycle of shortages in specialty units, nursing administrators must extend their understanding of the factors influencing job satisfaction and the implications these findings may have for nursing practice, in order to enhance the quality of worklife for nurses in a hospital setting and create competitive work environments. The Causal Model of Job Satisfaction for Nurses (Blegen & Mueller, 1987), including Leatt and Schneck's (1981) technology variable, was the conceptual framework used to look at the effect of the 14 variables (opportunity, routinization, autonomy, job communication, social integration, distributive justice, promotional opportunity, motivation, pay, workload, general training, kinship responsibility, unit size, technology) on job satisfaction. This study demonstrated a statistically significant positive correlation between autonomy, motivation and job satisfaction and a statistically significant negative correlation between routinization and job satisfaction.
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ABSTRACT: Purpose – The study aims to explore the experiences of nursing personnel in private health care organizations in Lithuania, in terms of their work motivation and satisfaction, promotion and quitting the job, interpersonal interaction at work and to identify areas for sustainable improvement to the health care services they provide. Design/methodology/approach – The research problem includes the following questions. What is the attitude of nursing personnel to the existing elements of motivation in private health care organizations? What organizational tools should be developed in order to improve the motivation of nursing personnel? The sample consists of 237 registered nurses practitioners and 30 nurses' managers working in private health care sector. Methods: data selection: questioning survey; data analysis: descriptive statistics, correlation and factor analysis (using SPSS for Windows 12.0). The research instrument involves 99 closed-ended items divided into 11 evaluation blocks; Cronbach a of every part ranges from 0.68 to 0.85. Findings – Results showed no statistical differences among nurse practitioners and executives of what motivates them in private health care organization as workplace and illuminated factors that decrease and increase motivation among nurses. Motivation decreases, when nurses are not empowered not autonomous in activity; nurses' competencies (specific professional and general) are not applied in full value, e.g. managerial, educational, social-psychological, clinical/expertise; decisions are not made collectively; in organization does not exist mechanism of information-sharing; meetings of personnel are not prepared methodically. Motivation increases when the nurses collaborate with physicians by parity; nursing profession is respected and recognized as autonomous and valued by themselves and other health care specialists; the interpersonal communication is effective and conflicts are solved constructively. Research limitations/implications – A major weakness is that the characteristics of the present sample may limit the generalizability of the results. The major implication is that the paper supports the prediction for characteristics of motivation among health care workers in private health care organizations with perspective of nursing personnel. Originality/value – The paper examines in a private health care sector the factors that increase and/or decrease the motivation of nursing personnel.Baltic Journal of Management 05/2007; 2(2):213-224. · 0.50 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to investigates the Autonomy and Job Satisfaction of the Nurses. The data was collected by distributing structured questionnaires to 317 nurses in 4 secondary hospitals located in Pusan, from July 1 to 31, 2010 and analyzed by t-test, ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficient. The average autonomy level of nursing professionals was points. The average nurse's job satisfaction was points. There was significant difference according to age, career and position in autonomy level of nursing professionals. There was significant difference according to age, marital status, career, position and monthly income in nurse's job satisfaction. The correlation between autonomy and job satisfaction of the nurses showed to be positively correlated at r = .426. Therefore, It is necessary to research into the methods to enhance the autonomy levels of nursing professionals and nurse's job satisfaction. It is necessary to develop education and policy programs for nurse's autonomy and nurse's job satisfaction.The Korean Journal of Health Service Management. 01/2012; 6(2).