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Title:Job satisfaction of nurses and identifying factors of job satisfaction in Slovenian hospitals
Authors:Lorber, Mateja (Author)
Skela-Savič, Brigita (Author)
Work type:Not categorized
Tipology:1.01 - Original Scientific Article
Organization:FZAB - Angela Boškin Faculty of Health Care
Abstract:Aim. To determine the level of job satisfaction of nursing professionals in Slovenian hospitals and factors influencing job satisfaction in nursing. Methods. The study included 4 hospitals selected from the hospital list comprising 26 hospitals in Slovenia. The employees of these hospitals represent 29.8% and 509 employees included in the study represent 6% of all employees in nursing in Slovenian hospitals. One structured survey questionnaire was administered to the leaders and the other to employees, bothconsisting 154 items evaluated on a 5 point Likert-type scale. We examinedthe correlation between independent variables (age, number of years ofemployment, behavior of leaders, personal characteristics of leaders, and managerial competencies of leaders) and the dependent variable (job satisfaction - satisfaction with the work, coworkers, management, pay, etc) byapplying correlation analysis and multivariate regression analysis. In addition, factor analysis was used to establish characteristic components of the variables measured. Results. We found a medium level of job satisfaction in both leaders (3.49Ž0.5) and employees (3.19Ž0.6), however, there was a significant difference between their estimates (t=3.237; P=lt;0.001). Job satisfaction was explained by age (Plt;0.05; Ž=0.091), years of employment (Plt;0.05; Ž=0.193), personal characteristics of leaders (Plt;0.001; Ž=0.158),and managerial competencies of leaders (Plt;0.000; Ž=0.634) in 46% ofcases. The factor analysis yielded four factors explaining 64% of the total job satisfaction variance. Conclusion. Satisfied employees play a crucial rolein an organization's success, so health care organizations must be aware of the importance of employees' job satisfaction. It is recommended to monitoremployees' job satisfaction levels on an annual basis.
Keywords:Javno zdravstvo, Bolnišnice, Zadovoljstvo na delovnem mestu, Slovenija
Year of publishing:2012
COBISS_ID:1812644 Link is opened in a new window
OceCobissID:33135360 Link is opened in a new window
DOI:10.3325/cmj.2012.53.263 Link is opened in a new window
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