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BTDMJB. 2015; 11(4): 143-149

The effect of the work environment on job satisfaction among nurses

Hatice Tambağ, Rana Can, Yelda Kahraman, Musa Şahpolat.

Objective: The aim of this study to investigate comparison influencing the factors job satisfaction in nurses’, determine reduce the satisfaction factors and recommendations to increase satisfaction.
Material and Methods: This descriptive study was conducted in the Mustafa Kemal University Faculty of Medicine and Research Hospital in working who agreed to participate with 174 nurses. Data were collected by personal information questionnaire, Minnesota Job Satisfaction Scale (MJSS) and Work Environment Scale (WES).
Results: Nurses’ MJSS mean score is determined as 64.24±11.00 and WES total mean score is 88.52±11.66. WES total score (t=0.979; p=0.020), worker fears (t=0.196; p=0.042) and quality management (t=0.451; p=0.042) sub-scale scores of females were higher than males and significant.
Conclusion: In this study participating nurses’, job satisfaction is medium level and they evaluate positive their work environment; being female gender, being satisfied with the working department, higher socioeconomic status and having experienced any problems with other health professionals were determined as positive factors influencing job satisfaction.

Key words: Nursing, job satisfaction, work environment

Article Language: Turkish English

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