Keywords

Job satisfaction, Nurses, Shift systems

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to indentify variables which are related to job satisfaction, focusing on shift schedules and their impact on life activities outside the work setting. The sample consisted of 72 female nurses. . The subjects received questionnaires which contained questions relating to biographical information (age, gender, marial status, number and ages of children, length of time on the job), work schedule information (shift worked, number of weekends and holidays worked), and satisfaction information (shift schedule satisfaction, satisfaction with amount of weekend work, satisfaction with days worked/days off schedule, and satisfaction with amount of time for family, friends, and leisure). Correlation and multiple regression analyses were computed on all respondents and separately for those without children and for those with children. Only shift schedule satisfaction and amount of weekend work were found to be significantly related to job satisfaction for all respondents. Shift assignment was unrelated to job satisfaction. The other five satisfaction variables (weekend work, days worked/days off schedule, family, friend, and leisure time) were significantly correlated with job satisfaction for all respondents and for those without children. Multiple regression analyses showed that days worked/days off schedule satisfaction accounted for the most variance in job satisfaction scores.

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Graduation Date

1986

Advisor

Abbott, David W.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Psychology

Degree Program

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Format

PDF

Pages

40 p.

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0019490

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