Investigation of nursing job satisfaction in University hospitals affiliated to Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences

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Zahra Mastaneh 1 , Ali Mouseli 2 , * , Mahnaz Zamani 3 , Esmat Boromand 4 , Sakineh Dadipoor 5 , Fatemeh Beizaei 5 , Roghayeh Pishkari 5 , Moslemeh Nazari 5

1 PhD Student of Health Information Management, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

2 PhD Student of Health Information Management, Research Center for Health Services Management, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.

3 BSc of Midwifery, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Banadr Abbas, Iran.

4 MSc of Accounting, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Banadr Abbas, Iran.

5 BSc of Nursing, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Banadr Abbas, Iran.

How to Cite: Mastaneh Z, Mouseli A, Zamani M, Boromand E, Dadipoor S, et al. Investigation of nursing job satisfaction in University hospitals affiliated to Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Hormozgan Med J. 2014 ; 18(3):e87805.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 18 (3); e87805
Published Online: April 30, 2014
Article Type: Research Article
Received: November 17, 2013
Accepted: April 30, 2014

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Abstract

Introduction: Today, health system is challenging with decreased or lack of nursing job satisfaction. Lack of nursing satisfaction that are major human resources of health, can lead to decrease quality of services, desertion, and work absence by nurses. Current study reviewed the nursing job satisfaction in teaching hospitals affiliated to Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences.
Methods: In descriptive-analytical study, 250 nurses selected from 14 clinical departments of 3 university hospitals by simple random sampling. Data gathered by WHO’s standard questionnaire of satisfaction that included demographic data and 36 questions about professional, communication and cooperative, managerial, and financial benefits and facilities dimensions. Data was analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics, using SPSS Software. Results: Nursing job satisfaction was 3.18±0.54 in moderate level. Average satisfaction of nursing from studied dimensions were respectively communication and cooperation 3.42±0.6, professional 3.35±0.6, managerial 2.63±0.83, and financial benefits and facilities 2.34±0.76. The relationship of individual dimensions with job satisfaction were respectively professional (r=0.94), managerial (r=0.79), communication and cooperative (r=0.78), and financial benefits and facilities (r=0.63).
Conclusion: Rate of nursing job satisfaction was moderate. The results of this study, showed that explaining the related dimensions on job satisfaction, can help hospitals’ managers to manage better each of them by mechanisms such as reducing the professional stressful factors, improving the managerial methods, and justifing the payment system.

Keywords

Nurses – Job Satisfaction – Hospital - Hormozgan

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