Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing
Research Article

Quality of Work Life and Related Factors of Nurses Working in Surgical Clinics



Florence Nightingale J Nurs 2018; 26: 187-197
DOI: 10.26650/FNJN285947
Read: 571 Downloads: 237 Published: 26 October 2018

Aim: This study was carried out in order to determine the quality of working life perception of nurses who work in surgical clinics.

Method: This descriptive type study was conducted in two medical faculty hospitals in the city of Konya, Turkey. The sample is composed of 305 nurses. The data were collected through “socio demographic and professional life features characteristics form” and “Quality of Nursing Work Life Survey” (QNWLS). The data were collected through face-to-face interview method between December 2013 and January 2014. Data were analyzed by using numbers, percentages, means, independent sample t tests, and ANOVA.

Results: The nurses’ mean total score of QNWLS was 97.74±21.91. There was a significant difference between the socio-demographic characteristics of nurses regarding gender, age, marital status, educational level, and QNWLS mean total score (p<0.05).The test results reveal the relationship between professional life features characteristics regarding work status, working hours as a nurse in the service, willingly work status, work unit, working time in current position, and QNWLS mean total score (p<0.05).

Conclusion: It was found that the nurses working in the surgery units have lower job quality in terms of working life. Therefore, it is recommended to plan and evaluate interventions to improve the nurses’ quality of working life

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