Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing
Research Article

Evaluating the Job Satisfaction of Nurses Working in Pediatric Clinics in Terms of Eleven Dimensions and the Influencing Factors

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Department of Pediatric Nursing, Akdeniz University Faculty of Nursing, Antalya, Turkey

FNJN Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing 2020; 28: 312-320
DOI: 10.5152/FNJN.2020.19101
Read: 113 Downloads: 47 Published: 26 October 2020

AIM: This study aimed to evaluate the job satisfaction of nurses working in pediatric clinics in terms of 11 dimensions and the influencing factors.

METHOD: The sample of this descriptive study was composed of 92 nurses who were responsible for patient care in two public hospitals located in Antalya city. The data were collected using the Personal Information Form and Healthcare Environment Survey. The study was conducted between December 2018 and January 2019.

RESULTS: The scale scores of the nurses were found to be moderate (4.20±0.86). Although the nurses obtained the highest mean score for the patient care subscale (5.09±1.04), they obtained the lowest mean score for the distributive justice subscale (2.53±1.42). Job satisfaction was higher in nurses who were aged 31–40 years and were continuously working during day shift than in nurses who were aged 41 years and older and working in the night shift (p<0.05).

CONCLUSION: The job satisfaction of nurses working in pediatric clinics was moderate and affected by many factors. Although the most perceived subscale of job satisfaction by nurses was patient care, the lowest perceived subscale was distributive justice. These results are important for guiding about job satisfaction enhancement practices for nurses working in pediatric clinics.

Cite this article as: Kaya, A., İşler-Dalgıç, A. (2020). Evaluating the job satisfaction of nurses working in pediatric clinics in terms of eleven dimensions and the influencing factors. Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing, 28(2), 312-320.

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