Journal of Nursing & Care

ISSN: 2167-1168

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Job Satisfaction and Associated Factors among Nurses in East Gojjam Zone Public Hospitals Northwest Ethiopia, 2016


Dessalegn Haile*, Tenaw Gualu, Haymanot Zeleke and Berhanu Dessalegn

Background: Job satisfaction represents one of the most complex areas facing today’s managers when it comes to managing their employees. The low job satisfaction among nurses results negative outcome that affect both quality and cost of patient care. Dissatisfaction not only gives poor quality, but also less efficient care.

Objective: To assess the level of job satisfaction and associated factors among nurses in East Gojjam Zone Public hospitals northwest Ethiopia 2016.

Method: Institutional based Cross-sectional study design was used. Sampling method was simple random sampling and data was collected from March 8 to 23, 2016. Source population of the study were all nurses who work at public hospitals in East Gojjam zone public hospitals and sample size was 181 nurses from the four hospitals. After nurses were proportionally allocated to size from the four hospitals. Data were collected through pretested selfadministered structured questionnaire. Both descriptive and inferential statistics were used to present the data.

Results: A total of 178 nurses were voluntarily agreed to participate in the study with a response rate of 98.3%. Overall average prevalence rate of job satisfaction of this study was 54.2%. The most highly satisfied subscale for study participants was nature of work and the most dissatisfied sub scale was promotion. There was a significance mean difference of job satisfaction between age groups, between sex of respondents and between nurses who had children and nurses who had no children.

Conclusion: The average job satisfaction of nurses was at moderate level.


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