Job satisfaction, Nurses, Shift systems
The purpose of the study was to identify 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, marital 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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Abbott, David W.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Arts and Sciences
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Antrim, Maurie L., "Relationship of Shift Work Schedules and Job Satisfaction of Female Nurses" (1986). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4870.