Self-Directed Lifelong Learning and Career Satisfaction of Hospital Nurses

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/290930
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Self-Directed Lifelong Learning and Career Satisfaction of Hospital Nurses
Author(s):
Murphy, Jon
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Nu Xi-at-Large
Author Details:
Jon Murphy, EdD, jongmurphy@yahoo.com
Abstract:

Poster presented on Friday, April 12, 2013, Saturday, April 13, 2013

This research examined the relationship between self-directed lifelong learning (SDLL) and career satisfaction (CS) of nurses who have worked in a hospital for at least three years. Using a correlational design and mixed methodology, this study examined if Registered Nurses who consider themselves happy in their hospital nursing careers, are also self-directed lifelong learners and to what degree and magnitude.  Second, this research measured if self-directed lifelong learning can predict career happiness?The qualitative inquiry included five open ended questions, which added depth, meaning, and support to the quantitative findings. Pearson product-moment correlation analysis showed that most constructs of SDLL were positively correlated to CS at significance levels of    p < 0.01. Multiple regression analysis showed that two subscales of SDLL, namely planning and implementation and interpersonal communication, predict 25% of career satisfaction levels, at significance levels of p< 0.05, for the sample (N=197) of hospital nurses who took the online survey. Human Resources of hospitals, hospital management, and nursing school program directors can use findings from this study to design and implement strategies to promote self-directional learning environments which may promote career satisfaction and improve retention rates of Registered Nurses.
Keywords:
Career Satisfaction; Self-Directed Lifelong Learning; Correlational Mixed Methodology Research
Repository Posting Date:
13-May-2013
Date of Publication:
13-May-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
Creating Healthy Work Environments
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Creating Healthy Work Environments. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolis
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSelf-Directed Lifelong Learning and Career Satisfaction of Hospital Nursesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Jonen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNu Xi-at-Largeen_GB
dc.author.detailsJon Murphy, EdD, jongmurphy@yahoo.comen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/290930-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on Friday, April 12, 2013, Saturday, April 13, 2013</p>This research examined the relationship between self-directed lifelong learning (SDLL) and career satisfaction (CS) of nurses who have worked in a hospital for at least three years. Using a correlational design and mixed methodology, this study examined if Registered Nurses who consider themselves happy in their hospital nursing careers, are also self-directed lifelong learners and to what degree and magnitude.&nbsp; Second, this research measured if self-directed lifelong learning can predict career happiness?The qualitative inquiry included five open ended questions, which added depth, meaning, and support to the quantitative findings. Pearson product-moment correlation analysis showed that most constructs of SDLL were positively correlated to CS at significance levels of &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;p &lt; 0.01. Multiple regression analysis showed that two subscales of SDLL, namely <i>planning and implementation</i> and <i>interpersonal communication, </i>predict 25% of career satisfaction levels, at significance levels of p&lt; 0.05, for the sample (N=197) of hospital nurses who took the online survey. Human Resources of hospitals, hospital management, and nursing school program directors can use findings from this study to design and implement strategies to promote self-directional learning environments which may promote career satisfaction and improve retention rates of Registered Nurses.en_GB
dc.subjectCareer Satisfactionen_GB
dc.subjectSelf-Directed Lifelong Learningen_GB
dc.subjectCorrelational Mixed Methodology Researchen_GB
dc.date.available2013-05-13T10:23:07Z-
dc.date.issued2013-05-13-
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-13T10:23:07Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.nameCreating Healthy Work Environmentsen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.descriptionCreating Healthy Work Environments. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolisen_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item related to this abstract, you may find it by browsing the repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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