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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/583356
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Research Study
Level of Evidence:
Cross-Sectional Study
Research Approach:
Quantitative Research
Title:
A Multistudy Validation of an Instrument for Nurse Job Satisfaction
Author(s):
Nelson, John W.; Persky, Georgia J.; Hozak, Mary Ann; Albu, Alice; Hinds, Pamela S.; Savik, Kay
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Zeta
Author Details:
John W. Nelson, PhD, MS, RN, e-mail: jn at hcenvironment dot com; Georgia, DNSc, MBA, RN; Mary Ann Hozak, MSN, RN, NEA-BC; Alice Albu, MSN, RN; Pamela S. Hinds, PhD, RN, FAAN; Kay Savik, MS, RN
Abstract:

Objective: This study aims to validate an instrument of nurse job satisfaction, the Healthcare Environment Survey (HES), across settings and time through an organizational change.

Methods: This is a retrospective study that consisted of four phases of analysis using factor analysis to test the 59-item HES, which was initially developed in 2001 to assess nurse job satisfaction. A sample of 4,626 nurses was used from 10 unique studies that were conducted from 2006 to 2012 in four health care entities in the United States. Inclusion criteria were that the respondents had to provide direct care to patients and be permanent staff members of the entity under study.

Results: In phase 1, the principal component analysis (PCA) for each of the 10 studies revealed a 10-factor structure of nurse job satisfaction that was consistent across settings and time. Half of the sample from all 10 studies was randomly selected and reexamined in an exploratory factor analysis (EFA) that revealed a nine-factor solution using 50 items with a Kaiser–Meyer–Olkin of .96. All items loaded in the same respective factors as those of the previous PCA analyses. The EFA explained 74% of the variance. A confirmatory factor analysis of the other half of the sample confirmed the nine-factor solution, using 50 items, with the root mean square error of approximation of .056, comparative fit index of .919, and standardized root mean square residual of .042.

Discussion: The validation of this 50-item measure of job satisfaction, which is valid across settings and time, will assist in minimizing error while building models of research that include antecedents, correlates, and outcomes of nurse job satisfaction.

Keywords:
nurse job satisfaction; factor analysis; workplace health; job satisfaction/work satisfaction; rn job satisfaction
MeSH:
Job Satisfaction; Occupational Health; Factor Analysis, Statistical; Nurses
CINAHL Headings:
Registered Nurses
Repository Posting Date:
7-Dec-2015
Date of Publication:
7-Dec-2015
Citation:
Nelson, J. W., Persky, G. J., Hozak, M. A., Albu, A., Hinds, P. S. & Savik, K. (2015). A multistudy validation of an instrument for nurse job satisfaction. Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository. Retrieved from: http://hdl.handle.net/10755/583356
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.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typeResearch Studyen
dc.evidence.levelCross-Sectional Studyen
dc.research.approachQuantitative Researchen
dc.titleA Multistudy Validation of an Instrument for Nurse Job Satisfactionen
dc.contributor.authorNelson, John W.en
dc.contributor.authorPersky, Georgia J.en
dc.contributor.authorHozak, Mary Annen
dc.contributor.authorAlbu, Aliceen
dc.contributor.authorHinds, Pamela S.en
dc.contributor.authorSavik, Kayen
dc.contributor.departmentZetaen
dc.author.detailsJohn W. Nelson, PhD, MS, RN, e-mail: jn at hcenvironment dot com; Georgia, DNSc, MBA, RN; Mary Ann Hozak, MSN, RN, NEA-BC; Alice Albu, MSN, RN; Pamela S. Hinds, PhD, RN, FAAN; Kay Savik, MS, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/583356en
dc.description.abstract<p><strong>Objective:</strong> This study aims to validate an instrument of nurse job satisfaction, the Healthcare Environment Survey (HES), across settings and time through an organizational change.</p> <p><strong>Methods:</strong> This is a retrospective study that consisted of four phases of analysis using factor analysis to test the 59-item HES, which was initially developed in 2001 to assess nurse job satisfaction. A sample of 4,626 nurses was used from 10 unique studies that were conducted from 2006 to 2012 in four health care entities in the United States. Inclusion criteria were that the respondents had to provide direct care to patients and be permanent staff members of the entity under study.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> In phase 1, the principal component analysis (PCA) for each of the 10 studies revealed a 10-factor structure of nurse job satisfaction that was consistent across settings and time. Half of the sample from all 10 studies was randomly selected and reexamined in an exploratory factor analysis (EFA) that revealed a nine-factor solution using 50 items with a Kaiser–Meyer–Olkin of .96. All items loaded in the same respective factors as those of the previous PCA analyses. The EFA explained 74% of the variance. A confirmatory factor analysis of the other half of the sample confirmed the nine-factor solution, using 50 items, with the root mean square error of approximation of .056, comparative fit index of .919, and standardized root mean square residual of .042.</p> <p><strong>Discussion:</strong> The validation of this 50-item measure of job satisfaction, which is valid across settings and time, will assist in minimizing error while building models of research that include antecedents, correlates, and outcomes of nurse job satisfaction.</p>en
dc.subjectnurse job satisfactionen
dc.subjectfactor analysisen
dc.subjectworkplace healthen
dc.subjectjob satisfaction/work satisfactionen
dc.subjectrn job satisfactionen
dc.subject.meshJob Satisfactionen
dc.subject.meshOccupational Healthen
dc.subject.meshFactor Analysis, Statisticalen
dc.subject.meshNursesen
dc.subject.cinahlRegistered Nursesen
dc.date.available2015-12-07T22:15:14Zen
dc.date.issued2015-12-07en
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T22:15:14Zen
dc.identifier.citationNelson, J. W., Persky, G. J., Hozak, M. A., Albu, A., Hinds, P. S. & Savik, K. (2015). A multistudy validation of an instrument for nurse job satisfaction. Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository. Retrieved from: http://hdl.handle.net/10755/583356en
dc.identifier.citationNelson, J. W., Persky, G. J., Hozak, M. A., Albu, A., Hinds, P. S. & Savik, K. (2015). A multistudy validation of an instrument for nurse job satisfaction. Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository. Retrieved from: http://hdl.handle.net/10755/583356en
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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