Demystifying Job Satisfaction in Long-Term Care: The Voices of Licensed Practical Nurses

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308324
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Demystifying Job Satisfaction in Long-Term Care: The Voices of Licensed Practical Nurses
Author(s):
Knecht, Patricia A
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
N/A
Author Details:
Patricia A Knecht, MSN, pattyk@cciu.org
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013

Background   The critical mass of elderly living in the United States underscores the need for examination of the concept of job satisfaction and job dissatisfaction in long-term care (LTC). The correlation between job satisfaction and employee retention has been well established. Furthermore, a correlation between nursing staff retention and positive patient outcomes has also been demonstrated. Given the minimal research on LPN job satisfaction and job dissatisfaction, predominance of descriptive correlational designs and limited qualitative designs, research questions remain unanswered. Meager strides in improved LPN job satisfaction, evidenced by continued high turnover rates of LPNs in LTC settings, projected increased workforce demand for LPNs, and the predominance of LPNs working in LTC settings, calls for the voices of LPNs to be heard regarding factors contributing to their job satisfaction and job dissatisfaction.

Purpose The purpose of this study was to provide an in-depth examination of intrinsic (motivational) factors and extrinsic (hygiene/maintenance) factors of LPN job satisfaction and job dissatisfaction in LTC settings from the perspective of the LPN.  Herzberg’s theory provided the conceptual framework to conduct this study.

Methodology   A qualitative focus group methodology was employed, resulting in six LPN focus groups (N = 6 - 8 participants per focus group) each conducted at a different long-term care setting in Pennsylvania. This qualitative approach allowed the researcher to probe deep, allowing themes to emerge among the group. Member checks were conducted contributing to credibility.  Data was analyzed utilizing open coding, condensation and abstraction. 

Conclusion The results, including key factors of LPN job satisfaction and job dissatisfaction and conclusions from this in-depth knowledge learned from the LPNs creates a roadmap for systematic improvement of related workforce issues (i.e. LPN job satisfaction and retention) throughout long-term care settings. 

 

 

Keywords:
job satisfaction; Long-term care; LPN
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-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.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDemystifying Job Satisfaction in Long-Term Care: The Voices of Licensed Practical Nursesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKnecht, Patricia Aen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentN/Aen_GB
dc.author.detailsPatricia A Knecht, MSN, pattyk@cciu.orgen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308324-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013</p><b>Background</b>   The critical mass of elderly living in the United States underscores the need for examination of the concept of job satisfaction and job dissatisfaction in long-term care (LTC). The correlation between job satisfaction and employee retention has been well established. Furthermore, a correlation between nursing staff retention and positive patient outcomes has also been demonstrated. Given the minimal research on LPN job satisfaction and job dissatisfaction, predominance of descriptive correlational designs and limited qualitative designs, research questions remain unanswered. Meager strides in improved LPN job satisfaction, evidenced by continued high turnover rates of LPNs in LTC settings, projected increased workforce demand for LPNs, and the predominance of LPNs working in LTC settings, calls for the voices of LPNs to be heard regarding factors contributing to their job satisfaction and job dissatisfaction. <p><b>Purpose</b> The purpose of this study was to provide an in-depth examination of intrinsic (motivational) factors and extrinsic (hygiene/maintenance) factors of LPN job satisfaction and job dissatisfaction in LTC settings from the perspective of the LPN.  Herzberg’s theory provided the conceptual framework to conduct this study. <p><b>Methodology</b>   A qualitative focus group methodology was employed, resulting in six LPN focus groups (N = 6 - 8 participants per focus group) each conducted at a different long-term care setting in Pennsylvania. This qualitative approach allowed the researcher to probe deep, allowing themes to emerge among the group. Member checks were conducted contributing to credibility.  Data was analyzed utilizing open coding, condensation and abstraction.  <p><b>Conclusion</b> The results, including key factors of LPN job satisfaction and job dissatisfaction and conclusions from this in-depth knowledge learned from the LPNs creates a roadmap for systematic improvement of related workforce issues (i.e. LPN job satisfaction and retention) throughout long-term care settings.  <p><b> </b><p><b> </b>en_GB
dc.subjectjob satisfactionen_GB
dc.subjectLong-term careen_GB
dc.subjectLPNen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:29:50Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:29:50Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-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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