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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163035
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Job Satisfaction of Baby Boomer and Generation X Nurses: A Descriptive Study
Abstract:
Job Satisfaction of Baby Boomer and Generation X Nurses: A Descriptive Study
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:2004
Author:Cellillie, Kristen, RN, MSN
P.I. Institution Name:Yale New Haven Children's Hospital
Contact Address:25 Beckett Avenue, Branford, CT, 06405, USA
Contact Telephone:(203) 688-5692
Purpose: Job dissatisfaction is cited as a major contributor to the nursing shortage. There is a growing focus on the workplace generation gap as it relates to job satisfaction. The purpose of this study was to determine if there were differences in job satisfaction between nurses from different generations, specifically Baby Boomer and Generation X nurses. Design: This descriptive study compared the job satisfaction of nurses from different generational cohorts. Setting and Subjects: A convenience sample of 57 nurses working in a 160-bed acute-care community hospital in New England was used. Baby Boomers (n = 25, 44%) were born between 1946 and 1960. Generation X nurses (n = 32, 56%) were born between 1961 and 1980. Methods: The Mueller/McCloskey Satisfaction Scale (MMSS) was used to measure job satisfaction. The 31-item MMSS has eight subscales of satisfiers and utilizes five Likert response categories to measure each variable. The global scale, which combined all 31 items from the eight subscales, had a Cronbach?s alpha of .89. Correlation of the eight MMSS scales with intent to stay on the job was established at alpha = .82. Results: Preliminary data analysis indicated that the MMSS satisfaction variables, items one to 30, were not normally distributed. Therefore, t-tests of the means of the satisfaction variables of the two age groups could not be accomplished. Since the majority of the cells had low-expected frequencies, the satisfaction variables were recoded into two categories, "not dissatisfied" and "dissatisfied," and subjected to chi-square analysis. Overall, nurses from both groups were dissatisfied with their workplace. However, two variables differed significantly between generational cohorts: Baby Boomer nurses had a higher level of dissatisfaction with opportunities for social contact at work (84% v. 59%; X2 = 4.066; p = <0.05). Of Baby Boomers studied, 40% (n = 10) were dissatisfied with their opportunity to participate in nursing research, as compared to only 9% (n = 6) of Generation X nurses (X2 = 3.139; p = <0.05). Of all nurses studied, 70% were dissatisfied with their immediate supervisor.
Recommendations: It is important that administrators recognize that workplace values and needs differ among those of different generations. By identifying dissatisfiers, nurse administrators have the opportunity to improve both the work environment and job satisfaction of nurses from various generations.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleJob Satisfaction of Baby Boomer and Generation X Nurses: A Descriptive Studyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163035-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Job Satisfaction of Baby Boomer and Generation X Nurses: A Descriptive Study</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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Cellillie, Kristen, RN, MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Yale New Haven Children's Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">25 Beckett Avenue, Branford, CT, 06405, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">(203) 688-5692</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kristen.cellillie@ynhh.org</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: Job dissatisfaction is cited as a major contributor to the nursing shortage. There is a growing focus on the workplace generation gap as it relates to job satisfaction. The purpose of this study was to determine if there were differences in job satisfaction between nurses from different generations, specifically Baby Boomer and Generation X nurses. Design: This descriptive study compared the job satisfaction of nurses from different generational cohorts. Setting and Subjects: A convenience sample of 57 nurses working in a 160-bed acute-care community hospital in New England was used. Baby Boomers (n = 25, 44%) were born between 1946 and 1960. Generation X nurses (n = 32, 56%) were born between 1961 and 1980. Methods: The Mueller/McCloskey Satisfaction Scale (MMSS) was used to measure job satisfaction. The 31-item MMSS has eight subscales of satisfiers and utilizes five Likert response categories to measure each variable. The global scale, which combined all 31 items from the eight subscales, had a Cronbach?s alpha of .89. Correlation of the eight MMSS scales with intent to stay on the job was established at alpha = .82. Results: Preliminary data analysis indicated that the MMSS satisfaction variables, items one to 30, were not normally distributed. Therefore, t-tests of the means of the satisfaction variables of the two age groups could not be accomplished. Since the majority of the cells had low-expected frequencies, the satisfaction variables were recoded into two categories, &quot;not dissatisfied&quot; and &quot;dissatisfied,&quot; and subjected to chi-square analysis. Overall, nurses from both groups were dissatisfied with their workplace. However, two variables differed significantly between generational cohorts: Baby Boomer nurses had a higher level of dissatisfaction with opportunities for social contact at work (84% v. 59%; X2 = 4.066; p = &lt;0.05). Of Baby Boomers studied, 40% (n = 10) were dissatisfied with their opportunity to participate in nursing research, as compared to only 9% (n = 6) of Generation X nurses (X2 = 3.139; p = &lt;0.05). Of all nurses studied, 70% were dissatisfied with their immediate supervisor. <br/>Recommendations: It is important that administrators recognize that workplace values and needs differ among those of different generations. By identifying dissatisfiers, nurse administrators have the opportunity to improve both the work environment and job satisfaction of nurses from various generations.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:38:26Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:38:26Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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