Factors Influencing Work Environment and Job Satisfaction Among Emergency Nurses

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162460
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Factors Influencing Work Environment and Job Satisfaction Among Emergency Nurses
Abstract:
Factors Influencing Work Environment and Job Satisfaction Among Emergency Nurses
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:2008
Author:White, Gerard, RGN, BNS, H.Dip (A+E)
P.I. Institution Name:Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Title:Health Research Board Clinical Research Fellow in Nursing and Clinical Nurse Specialist in Minor Injuries
Contact Address:, Dublin 2, D2, Ireland
Purpose: Difficulties in the work environment can have a detrimental effect on staff retention and recruitment and may account for high staff turnover rates among emergency nurses. This study examines the work environment experiences and job satisfaction levels of nurses working in emergency departments.

Design: This study used a descriptive, non-experimental survey design incorporating methodological triangulation (between methods) and data triangulation to measure the factors effecting work environment and job satisfaction.

Setting: The study was conducted in the five largest urban emergency centres in university teaching hospitals in Dublin, Ireland.

Participants/Subjects: This population study included all permanent nurses working in the emergency departments of the participating Dublin Area Teaching Hospitals (DATHS) group.

Inclusion and Exclusion criteria:
Inclusion criteria - All permanent members of nursing staff presently working in the emergency departments of the five participating hospitals.
Exclusion criteria - All members of staff working in hospitals outside of the participating hospital group; All temporary staff; including part-time agency and sessional staff; and All medical and nursing students.

Methods: The perceptions of nurses to their work setting will be measured using the Work Environment Scale (WES) (Moos, 1994). This scale consists of a 90-item scale in the form of a questionnaire that require true/false answers. The Job Satisfaction levels of nurses will be measured using the Job Satisfaction Survey adapted from the Occupational Stress Indicator (OSI) (Cooper et al, 1988). The Job Satisfaction Survey uses five sub scales to measure different aspects of job satisfaction.

Results:
1) The relationship between work environment and job satisfaction levels is statistically significant at both P<0.05 and P<0.01 levels.
2) The relationship between clinical grade and job satisfaction levels was statistically significant for two subscales; satisfaction with achievement, value and growth and satisfaction with the job itself .
3) The relationship between clinical grade and work environment levels was statistically significant for three subscales; supervisor support, work pressure and innovation.
4) There was no statistically significant relationship between work environment and level of experience.
Recommendations: Confirmation of study findings by repeating study on a national basis using a larger study population.
Development of new and innovative staff retention measures to improve nurses' perceptions of work environment and job satisfaction. Prioritisation of retention measures in nursing profession internationally.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFactors Influencing Work Environment and Job Satisfaction Among Emergency Nursesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162460-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Factors Influencing Work Environment and Job Satisfaction Among Emergency Nurses</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Emergency Nurses Association</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">White, Gerard, RGN, BNS, H.Dip (A+E)</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Health Research Board Clinical Research Fellow in Nursing and Clinical Nurse Specialist in Minor Injuries</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">, Dublin 2, D2, Ireland</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">gmewhite@eircom.net</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: Difficulties in the work environment can have a detrimental effect on staff retention and recruitment and may account for high staff turnover rates among emergency nurses. This study examines the work environment experiences and job satisfaction levels of nurses working in emergency departments. <br/><br/>Design: This study used a descriptive, non-experimental survey design incorporating methodological triangulation (between methods) and data triangulation to measure the factors effecting work environment and job satisfaction.<br/><br/>Setting: The study was conducted in the five largest urban emergency centres in university teaching hospitals in Dublin, Ireland.<br/><br/>Participants/Subjects: This population study included all permanent nurses working in the emergency departments of the participating Dublin Area Teaching Hospitals (DATHS) group. <br/><br/>Inclusion and Exclusion criteria:<br/>Inclusion criteria - All permanent members of nursing staff presently working in the emergency departments of the five participating hospitals.<br/>Exclusion criteria - All members of staff working in hospitals outside of the participating hospital group; All temporary staff; including part-time agency and sessional staff; and All medical and nursing students.<br/><br/>Methods: The perceptions of nurses to their work setting will be measured using the Work Environment Scale (WES) (Moos, 1994). This scale consists of a 90-item scale in the form of a questionnaire that require true/false answers. The Job Satisfaction levels of nurses will be measured using the Job Satisfaction Survey adapted from the Occupational Stress Indicator (OSI) (Cooper et al, 1988). The Job Satisfaction Survey uses five sub scales to measure different aspects of job satisfaction. <br/><br/>Results: <br/>1) The relationship between work environment and job satisfaction levels is statistically significant at both P&lt;0.05 and P&lt;0.01 levels.<br/>2) The relationship between clinical grade and job satisfaction levels was statistically significant for two subscales; satisfaction with achievement, value and growth and satisfaction with the job itself .<br/>3) The relationship between clinical grade and work environment levels was statistically significant for three subscales; supervisor support, work pressure and innovation. <br/>4) There was no statistically significant relationship between work environment and level of experience.<br/>Recommendations: Confirmation of study findings by repeating study on a national basis using a larger study population.<br/> Development of new and innovative staff retention measures to improve nurses' perceptions of work environment and job satisfaction. Prioritisation of retention measures in nursing profession internationally.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:28:35Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:28:35Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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