Job satisfaction of registered nurses employed in nursing homes

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dc.contributor.advisor Ryan, Marilyn E. en_US Bostwick, Paula Manuel en_US 2011-06-03T19:37:44Z 2011-06-03T19:37:44Z 1996 en_US 1996
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1996 .B67 en_US
dc.description.abstract The nursing home industry has low registered nurse retention rates. Low retention rates can be related to job satisfaction. The nursing home industry needs qualified registered nurses (RNs) who are satisfied with all aspects of their jobs. The purpose of this study was to examine factors affecting job satisfaction of RNs currently employed in nursing homes using Herzberg's (1968) Dual Factor Theory.Herzberg (1968) has identified internal factors that motivate employees on the job. If intrinsic factors are met, the employee is satisfied. Extrinsic factors, if present, will not satisfy the employee, but will prevent dissatisfaction (Herzberg, 1968). The Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire - Short Form, was used to determine the intrinsic, extrinsic and general satisfaction scores of 48 (480) RNs currently employed in ten nursing homes from the midwest. Confidentiality and anonymity of the subjects were maintained as questionnaires contained no identifying information.Findings supported previous studies on job satisfaction of RNs employed in nursing homes. Participants did not identify intrinsic factors as being fully satisfactory, but responses were closer to satisfied than dissatisfied. Extrinsic factors were not sources of dissatisfaction, but responses were closer to dissatisfied than satisfied. General satisfaction scores determined respondents were not fully satisfied, but were closer to neutral scores. Responses were closer to being satisfied than not. Conclusions were that extrinsic and intrinsic factors influence job satisfaction.Implications call for examination of factors effecting job satisfaction. Managers should increase job security, social services, activites, independence and variety. Human relations, company policies and technical supervision should be open to input from staff as to how the extrinsic motivational factors can be improved. Recommendations include replication of this study with a large sample size; assuring nurses under 40 years of age participate in further studies and the need for nursing home administrators to address intrinsic and extrinsic factors that affect job satisfaction.
dc.description.sponsorship School of Nursing
dc.format.extent iv, 61 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Nurses -- Job satisfaction. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Nurses -- Job stress. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Nursing homes -- Employees -- Attitudes. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Nursing homes -- Public opinion. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Nurses -- Attitudes. en_US
dc.title Job satisfaction of registered nurses employed in nursing homes en_US Thesis (M.S.)
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