Professional Nurse Characteristics and Unit Characteristics as Predictors of Job Satisfaction With Work in Thailand

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156531
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Presentation
Title:
Professional Nurse Characteristics and Unit Characteristics as Predictors of Job Satisfaction With Work in Thailand
Abstract:
Professional Nurse Characteristics and Unit Characteristics as Predictors of Job Satisfaction With Work in Thailand
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Masuthon, Suthida, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University
Job satisfaction among nurses has been researched worldwide for many decades. There are studies supporting the relationships among employee satisfaction, productivity and performance, participation in decision making, retention and health (Hinshaw & Atwood, 1983; Snarr & Krochalk, 1996; Tappen, 2001). Employee satisfaction is a crucial success factor in any organization's performance. It directly affects financial performance and satisfied customers (McBride, 2002). Health care systems are changing; many have moved toward managed care; and others have reduced their work force which potentially have a great impact on nurses by requiring new roles and responsibilities. This study examined whether personal characteristics or unit characteristics contribute job satisfaction among registered nurses at a teaching and tertiary hospital in Thailand. A descriptive survey design was used. Paper and pencil self-rating questionnaires composed of three measurements, The Organizational Job Satisfaction Scale, Dempster Practice Behavior Scale (DPBS), and Leader Effectiveness & Adaptability Description (LEAD) were translated into Thai before being distributed along with demographic data to participants. This study included 49 head nurses and 614 registered nurses. Data collection took place over a month's period from July to August, 2003. Descriptive statistics and hierarchical multiple regression were utilized in the analysis. The results showed that autonomy was the most important variable that predicted job satisfaction. Participants reported having high level of overall autonomy with moderate to high on six subscales, including self-determinism, self-governance, independence, competency, accountability, and moral reflection. However, the participants reported having moderate level of overall job satisfaction with low level on pay/reward subscale while the professional status, interaction, and administration subscales were scored at a moderate level.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleProfessional Nurse Characteristics and Unit Characteristics as Predictors of Job Satisfaction With Work in Thailanden_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156531-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Professional Nurse Characteristics and Unit Characteristics as Predictors of Job Satisfaction With Work in Thailand</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Masuthon, Suthida, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">rasmt@mahidol.ac.th</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Job satisfaction among nurses has been researched worldwide for many decades. There are studies supporting the relationships among employee satisfaction, productivity and performance, participation in decision making, retention and health (Hinshaw &amp; Atwood, 1983; Snarr &amp; Krochalk, 1996; Tappen, 2001). Employee satisfaction is a crucial success factor in any organization's performance. It directly affects financial performance and satisfied customers (McBride, 2002). Health care systems are changing; many have moved toward managed care; and others have reduced their work force which potentially have a great impact on nurses by requiring new roles and responsibilities. This study examined whether personal characteristics or unit characteristics contribute job satisfaction among registered nurses at a teaching and tertiary hospital in Thailand. A descriptive survey design was used. Paper and pencil self-rating questionnaires composed of three measurements, The Organizational Job Satisfaction Scale, Dempster Practice Behavior Scale (DPBS), and Leader Effectiveness &amp; Adaptability Description (LEAD) were translated into Thai before being distributed along with demographic data to participants. This study included 49 head nurses and 614 registered nurses. Data collection took place over a month's period from July to August, 2003. Descriptive statistics and hierarchical multiple regression were utilized in the analysis. The results showed that autonomy was the most important variable that predicted job satisfaction. Participants reported having high level of overall autonomy with moderate to high on six subscales, including self-determinism, self-governance, independence, competency, accountability, and moral reflection. However, the participants reported having moderate level of overall job satisfaction with low level on pay/reward subscale while the professional status, interaction, and administration subscales were scored at a moderate level.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:52:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:52:27Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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