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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/202260
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Factors Predicting the Work Happiness of Professional Nurses
Author(s):
Oumtanee, Areewan; Boonyarak, Kongkwan
Author Details:
Areewan Oumtanee RN, PhD; Kongkwan Boonyarak, MSN
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) The purposes of this research were to study�work happiness of professional nurses; to examine relationships among personal factors, healthy working environments, work characteristics and work happiness; and to analyze predictors of work happiness as perceived by professional nurses in Police General Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand. The research subjects were 267 professional nurses who were selected by multi-stage sampling. Research instruments were personal factors, healthy work environments, work characteristics, and work happiness questionnaires. The content validity index of healthy work environments, work characteristics, and work happiness questionnaires were .92, .96, and .92, respectively and the reliability was tested by Cronbach's alpha coefficient, which were .96, .95, and .93, respectively. The data were analyzed by using descriptive statistics; frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation,�Pearson's product moment correlation coefficient and stepwise multiple regression analysis. Major findings revealed that work happiness of professional nurses was at the high level (mean = 4.23,� SD = 0.54). Personal factors of professional nurses in terms of age, marital status, educational level, working experience were not related to work happiness. Work characteristics and healthy work environments were significantly and positively related to work happiness of professional nurses at the .05 level (r = .58 and .45 respectively p < .05). The predictors of work happiness were work characteristics and healthy work environments . They accounted for 34.7 percent of variance (R2 = .347, p < .05). The study equation of this analysis was as follows: Work happiness of professional nurses = .412 Z Work characteristics + .286 Z Healthy work environments The finding indicated that healthy work environment and work characteristics can increase work happiness of professional nurses. Thus nurse executive should provide appropriate work environment and work characteristics for nurses in order to increase their happiness at work.
Keywords:
Work happiness; Work characteristics; Healthy work environments
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Conference Date:
2011
Conference Name:
41st Biennial Convention: People and Knowledge: Connecting for Global Health
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Grapevine, Texas USA
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Description:
41st Biennial Convention - 29 October-2 November 2011. Theme: People and Knowledge: Connecting for Global Health. Held at the Gaylord Texan Resort & convention Center.
Note:
Items submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository, unless otherwise noted.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleFactors Predicting the Work Happiness of Professional Nursesen
dc.contributor.authorOumtanee, Areewanen
dc.contributor.authorBoonyarak, Kongkwanen
dc.author.detailsAreewan Oumtanee RN, PhD; Kongkwan Boonyarak, MSNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/202260-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) The purposes of this research were to study�work happiness of professional nurses; to examine relationships among personal factors, healthy working environments, work characteristics and work happiness; and to analyze predictors of work happiness as perceived by professional nurses in Police General Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand. The research subjects were 267 professional nurses who were selected by multi-stage sampling. Research instruments were personal factors, healthy work environments, work characteristics, and work happiness questionnaires. The content validity index of healthy work environments, work characteristics, and work happiness questionnaires were .92, .96, and .92, respectively and the reliability was tested by Cronbach's alpha coefficient, which were .96, .95, and .93, respectively. The data were analyzed by using descriptive statistics; frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation,�Pearson's product moment correlation coefficient and stepwise multiple regression analysis. Major findings revealed that work happiness of professional nurses was at the high level (mean = 4.23,� SD = 0.54). Personal factors of professional nurses in terms of age, marital status, educational level, working experience were not related to work happiness. Work characteristics and healthy work environments were significantly and positively related to work happiness of professional nurses at the .05 level (r = .58 and .45 respectively p < .05). The predictors of work happiness were work characteristics and healthy work environments . They accounted for 34.7 percent of variance (R2 = .347, p < .05). The study equation of this analysis was as follows: Work happiness of professional nurses = .412 Z Work characteristics + .286 Z Healthy work environments The finding indicated that healthy work environment and work characteristics can increase work happiness of professional nurses. Thus nurse executive should provide appropriate work environment and work characteristics for nurses in order to increase their happiness at work.en
dc.subjectWork happinessen
dc.subjectWork characteristicsen
dc.subjectHealthy work environmentsen
dc.date.available2012-01-11T11:18:45Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T11:18:45Z-
dc.conference.date2011en
dc.conference.name41st Biennial Convention: People and Knowledge: Connecting for Global Healthen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationGrapevine, Texas USAen
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
dc.description41st Biennial Convention - 29 October-2 November 2011. Theme: People and Knowledge: Connecting for Global Health. Held at the Gaylord Texan Resort & convention Center.en
dc.description.noteItems submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository, unless otherwise noted.-
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