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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158149
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Job Satisfaction and Dissatisfaction for Foreign Caregivers in Taiwan
Abstract:
Job Satisfaction and Dissatisfaction for Foreign Caregivers in Taiwan
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2005
Author:Chiao, Chia-Yi, MS
P.I. Institution Name:University of Washington
Title:Pre-Doctoral Student
Contact Address:4523 18th Ave NE #5, Seattle, WA, 98105, USA
Background: Whether to open the labor market for foreign caregivers in Taiwan was a significant question in 1991. Multiple factors are relevant to the caregiving work of foreign caregivers in Taiwan. 1) It is a recent development in Taiwanese society that foreign caregivers are allowed to work, 2) Since this labor market was opened, Taiwanese families have been satisfied with foreign caregivers working in their homes, 3) The presence of foreign caregivers in this labor market exerts economic pressures on Taiwan-born caregivers. Compared to the native caregiver population, foreign caregivers earn lower wages. Therefore, Taiwanese people prefer foreign caregivers instead of native caregivers, and 4) Until very recently, immigration policies in Taiwan have been severely restricted. On the other hand, foreign caregivers in Taiwan also experience many problems. There has been limited research addressing foreign caregivers' job satisfaction and dissatisfaction levels about their work. Furthermore, there have been no quantitative studies examining factors related to foreign caregivers' job satisfaction and dissatisfaction. Purpose: The primary purpose of this descriptive research was to understand job satisfactions and dissatisfactions for foreign caregivers in Taiwan. The specific aims were to 1) identify specific variables in job satisfaction and dissatisfaction experienced by foreign caregivers, and 2) describe the relationship between job satisfaction and selected demographic variables among foreign caregivers. Sample: The research was performed in one public hospital and one local hospital in Kaohsiung, the second largest city in Taiwan. Thirty-one participants were involved in this research. Methods: Foreign caregivers who stay with their clients when clients were admitted to hospitals as inpatients were invited to participate this research. The primary data collection tool used in this study was the Job Descriptive Index (JDI). To consider the specific working environment for foreign caregivers, the JDI was modified to measure the effects of three dimensions of job satisfaction: type of work, pay, and the supervision. Chi-square analysis was performed to analyze the data. Results: Most participants (67.7%) were found to be satisfied with their supervision, whereas 35.5% participants were dissatisfied with their work in general. Furthermore, a significant correlation was found between educational levels and job satisfaction, and there was also a relationship between periods of time in Taiwan and job satisfaction in the pay dimension. Implications: The results of this research will significantly impact the public awareness to probe deeply into this issue. The results will also provide the foundational information to influence the policy makers for related policy formulation.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleJob Satisfaction and Dissatisfaction for Foreign Caregivers in Taiwanen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158149-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Job Satisfaction and Dissatisfaction for Foreign Caregivers in Taiwan</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</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">Chiao, Chia-Yi, MS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Washington</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Pre-Doctoral Student</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">4523 18th Ave NE #5, Seattle, WA, 98105, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">joy831@u.washington.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background: Whether to open the labor market for foreign caregivers in Taiwan was a significant question in 1991. Multiple factors are relevant to the caregiving work of foreign caregivers in Taiwan. 1) It is a recent development in Taiwanese society that foreign caregivers are allowed to work, 2) Since this labor market was opened, Taiwanese families have been satisfied with foreign caregivers working in their homes, 3) The presence of foreign caregivers in this labor market exerts economic pressures on Taiwan-born caregivers. Compared to the native caregiver population, foreign caregivers earn lower wages. Therefore, Taiwanese people prefer foreign caregivers instead of native caregivers, and 4) Until very recently, immigration policies in Taiwan have been severely restricted. On the other hand, foreign caregivers in Taiwan also experience many problems. There has been limited research addressing foreign caregivers' job satisfaction and dissatisfaction levels about their work. Furthermore, there have been no quantitative studies examining factors related to foreign caregivers' job satisfaction and dissatisfaction. Purpose: The primary purpose of this descriptive research was to understand job satisfactions and dissatisfactions for foreign caregivers in Taiwan. The specific aims were to 1) identify specific variables in job satisfaction and dissatisfaction experienced by foreign caregivers, and 2) describe the relationship between job satisfaction and selected demographic variables among foreign caregivers. Sample: The research was performed in one public hospital and one local hospital in Kaohsiung, the second largest city in Taiwan. Thirty-one participants were involved in this research. Methods: Foreign caregivers who stay with their clients when clients were admitted to hospitals as inpatients were invited to participate this research. The primary data collection tool used in this study was the Job Descriptive Index (JDI). To consider the specific working environment for foreign caregivers, the JDI was modified to measure the effects of three dimensions of job satisfaction: type of work, pay, and the supervision. Chi-square analysis was performed to analyze the data. Results: Most participants (67.7%) were found to be satisfied with their supervision, whereas 35.5% participants were dissatisfied with their work in general. Furthermore, a significant correlation was found between educational levels and job satisfaction, and there was also a relationship between periods of time in Taiwan and job satisfaction in the pay dimension. Implications: The results of this research will significantly impact the public awareness to probe deeply into this issue. The results will also provide the foundational information to influence the policy makers for related policy formulation.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:33:29Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:33:29Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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