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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/581125
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Other
Level of Evidence:
Literature Review
Research Approach:
Other
Title:
Nurse Job Satisfaction Research: A Literature Review, 2006–2011
Author(s):
Nelson, John W.; Hozak, Mary Ann; Albu, Alice; Thiel, Linda
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Zeta
Author Details:
John W. Nelson, PhD, MS, RN; Mary Ann Hozak, MSN, RN, NEA-BC; Alice Albu, MSN, RN; Linda Thiel, PO, PhD, RN;
Abstract:

Abstract

Objective: This literature review aims to evaluate the state of nurse job satisfaction research by identifying the instruments and scientific rigor used to measure the latent construct of nurse job satisfaction around the globe, during the years 2006–2011.

Design: A systematic review of research articles in measurement of nurse job satisfaction.

Data Sources: Medline, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Social Sciences Citation Index, Ingenta Connect, and Web of Science.

Review Methods: The years 2006–2011 were selected as a time frame that would provide a large number of studies from around the world and consider past measurement in nurse job satisfaction. Articles were included that identified a measure for nurse job satisfaction and sampled nurses who provided direct patient care. Language was limited to English. Fink criteria were used to create an extraction tool to score 21 scientific criteria in the measurement of nurse job satisfaction.

Results: The literature review generated 1,681 articles, from which 995 articles were selected for further review; of these, 104 unique articles addressed measurement of nurse job satisfaction using 56 unique instruments. A total of 149,905 nurses from 35 countries responded to inquiries about job satisfaction. The extraction tool revealed scores from 8.00 to 18.00 (out of 21 total possible points) with a mean score of 12.06 (s.d. 2.12). Criteria that fell below 50% across studies included inclusion criteria (6% of studies), non-responders explained (7%), missing data explained (11%), power analysis (16%), random sampling (29%), inclusion criteria (32%), analysis of instrument factor structure (34%) definition of nurse job satisfaction (48%) and use of theory or conceptual framework (49%).

Conclusions: This literature review revealed both successes and critical gaps in the research of measuring nurse job satisfaction. Identification of gaps in the scientific process of measurement of nurse job satisfaction may assist with refinement of instruments used to measure nurse job satisfaction that in turn will facilitate model specification around the globe.

Keywords:
Factor Analysis, Statistical; Instrument; nurse job satisfaction; Nurses; Nursing Research
MeSH:
Job Satisfaction; Questionnaires; Personnel Management
CINAHL Headings:
Nursing Management
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2015
Date of Publication:
26-Oct-2015
Citation:
Nelson, J. W., Hozak, M. A., Albu, A., Thiel, L. (2015). Nurse Job Satisfaction Research: A Literature Review, 2006–2011. Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository. Retrieved from http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/581125
Sponsors:
No sponsor, grantor, or funding for this study
Note:
This work has been approved through a peer-review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.

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dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typeOtheren
dc.evidence.levelLiterature Reviewen
dc.research.approachOtheren
dc.titleNurse Job Satisfaction Research: A Literature Review, 2006–2011en
dc.contributor.authorNelson, John W.en
dc.contributor.authorHozak, Mary Annen
dc.contributor.authorAlbu, Aliceen
dc.contributor.authorThiel, Lindaen
dc.contributor.departmentZetaen
dc.author.detailsJohn W. Nelson, PhD, MS, RN; Mary Ann Hozak, MSN, RN, NEA-BC; Alice Albu, MSN, RN; Linda Thiel, PO, PhD, RN;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/581125en
dc.description.abstract<p class="Standard"><strong>Abstract</strong></p> <p class="Standard"><strong>Objective:</strong> This literature review aims to evaluate the state of nurse job satisfaction research by identifying the instruments and scientific rigor used to measure the latent construct of nurse job satisfaction around the globe, during the years 2006–2011.</p> <p class="Standard"><strong>Design:</strong> A systematic review of research articles in measurement of nurse job satisfaction.</p> <p class="Standard"><strong>Data Sources:</strong> Medline, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Social Sciences Citation Index, Ingenta Connect, and Web of Science.</p> <p class="Standard"><strong>Review Methods: </strong>The years 2006–2011 were selected as a time frame that would provide a large number of studies from around the world and consider past measurement in nurse job satisfaction. Articles were included that identified a measure for nurse job satisfaction and sampled nurses who provided direct patient care. Language was limited to English. Fink criteria were used to create an extraction tool to score 21 scientific criteria in the measurement of nurse job satisfaction.</p> <p class="Standard"><strong>Results:</strong> The literature review generated 1,681 articles, from which 995 articles were selected for further review; of these, 104 unique articles addressed measurement of nurse job satisfaction using 56 unique instruments. A total of 149,905 nurses from 35 countries responded to inquiries about job satisfaction. The extraction tool revealed scores from 8.00 to 18.00 (out of 21 total possible points) with a mean score of 12.06 (s.d. 2.12). Criteria that fell below 50% across studies included inclusion criteria (6% of studies), non-responders explained (7%), missing data explained (11%), power analysis (16%), random sampling (29%), inclusion criteria (32%), analysis of instrument factor structure (34%) definition of nurse job satisfaction (48%) and use of theory or conceptual framework (49%).</p> <p class="Standard"><strong>Conclusions:</strong> This literature review revealed both successes and critical gaps in the research of measuring nurse job satisfaction. Identification of gaps in the scientific process of measurement of nurse job satisfaction may assist with refinement of instruments used to measure nurse job satisfaction that in turn will facilitate model specification around the globe.</p>en
dc.subjectFactor Analysis, Statisticalen
dc.subjectInstrumenten
dc.subjectnurse job satisfactionen
dc.subjectNursesen
dc.subjectNursing Researchen
dc.subject.meshJob Satisfactionen
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen
dc.subject.meshPersonnel Managementen
dc.subject.cinahlNursing Managementen
dc.date.available2015-10-26T18:13:07Zen
dc.date.issued2015-10-26en
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-26T18:13:07Zen
dc.identifier.citationNelson, J. W., Hozak, M. A., Albu, A., Thiel, L. (2015). Nurse Job Satisfaction Research: A Literature Review, 2006–2011. Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository. Retrieved from http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/581125en
dc.description.sponsorshipNo sponsor, grantor, or funding for this studyen
dc.identifier.citationNelson, J. W., Hozak, M. A., Albu, A., Thiel, L. (2015). Nurse Job Satisfaction Research: A Literature Review, 2006–2011. Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository. Retrieved from http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/581125en
dc.description.noteThis work has been approved through a peer-review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.en
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