Volume 29, Number 101 (August 2016)                   IJN 2016, 29(101): 57-66 | Back to browse issues page

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Hajibabaee F, Salehi kamboo M, Najafvandzadeh M, Haghighizadeh M. Job Satisfaction and its Effective Factors among Nurses Working in Pediatric Wards. IJN. 2016; 29 (101) :57-66
URL: http://ijn.iums.ac.ir/article-1-2314-en.html

Instructor, Department of nursing, Shushtar Faculty of Medicine Science, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of medical Science, Ahvaz, Iran. (*Corresponding Author) Tel:(+98) 9163812811 Email: masoome_salehi@yahoo.com
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Background & Aims: Nurses' job satisfaction forms an extremely crucial part of their work-lives which can affect the patient's safety, the staff morale and nursing care quality and functioning. Pediatric patients are dependent on nurses to have had their needs met and nurses have significant role in pediatric wards of hospitals. The purpose of this study was to determine the level and effective factors affecting pediatric nurses' job satisfaction in hospitals affiliated with Ahwaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Iran.

Materials & Methods: This cross- sectional, descriptive study was conducted in 2012 on 80 nurses working in pediatric wards in hospitals affiliated with Ahwaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences that were selected by census. Data were collected by using “Minnesota” job satisfaction questionnaire and were analyzed by descriptive statistics and T-test and Mann Whitney test utilizing SPSS version 16.

Results: The job satisfaction level turned out to be the average in 55 percent of the nurses and high in 45 percent of them. The mean score of pediatric nurses' job satisfaction was 72.86± 10.93. The findings showed that the relationship between the nurses' job satisfaction and their interest in nursing profession was significant (P<0.05). The relationship between the nurses' job satisfaction and their being employed in several hospitals was statistically significant (P<0.05).

Conclusion: Considering the current research findings, different difficulties such as lack of interest in nursing profession have led to the average level of pediatric nurses' job satisfaction. Therefore, it is essential that the authorities and nursing managers utilize some strategies to boost the interest and motivation of pediatric nurses.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: nursing
Received: 2016/05/11 | Accepted: 2016/08/24 | Published: 2016/08/24

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