Nursing in Australia Catholic religious institutes were influential in the development of Australian nursing, founding many of Australia's hospitals — the Irish Sisters of Charity were first to arrive in and established St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney in as a free hospital for the poor.
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This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Abstract Aim To determine the level of job satisfaction of nursing professionals in Slovenian hospitals and factors influencing job satisfaction in nursing.
Methods The study included 4 hospitals selected from the hospital list comprising 26 hospitals in Slovenia. The employees of these hospitals represent One structured survey questionnaire was administered to the leaders and the other to employees, both consisting items evaluated on a 5 point Likert-type scale.
We examined the correlation between independent variables age, number of years of employment, behavior of leaders, personal characteristics of leaders, and managerial competencies of leaders and the dependent variable job satisfaction — satisfaction with the work, coworkers, management, pay, etc by applying correlation analysis and multivariate regression analysis.
In addition, factor analysis was used to establish characteristic components of the variables measured. Results We found a medium level of job satisfaction in both leaders 3. It has been found that job satisfaction relates to beliefs and emotions that individuals have about their work and their job 2.
It has been described as an attitude with an affective and cognitive component 3. Without a doubt, satisfied employees are the ultimate goal of every leader. On the other hand, the goal of every employee is to find the kind of work that matches their abilities and interests as closely as possible, enables them success, and provides them with opportunities for promotion.
Satisfied employees tend to be more productive and committed to their employers, and a direct correlation has been shown between staff satisfaction and patient satisfaction in health care organizations 45.
Even though research has shown different levels of job satisfaction for nurses, satisfaction predictors tend to be relatively similar, and include working conditions, relationships with coworkers and leaders, pay, promotion, security of employment, responsibility, and working hours 26 - In Slovenia, no studies on the effects of leadership style, personality characteristics, and managerial competencies of leaders on job satisfaction have been conducted.
There was only some research about leadership style in health care institutions 17 - Also organizational climate and organizational culture in nursing have been studied as well as job satisfaction in some institutions 20 - Experts in Slovenia 171825 - 27 point to the problem of lack of knowledge of leaders about leadership.
The aim of the study was to determine the level of job satisfaction of employees in nursing and to determine the influence of leadership in job satisfaction. Five major Slovenian hospitals have been selected from the hospital list, but 1 refused to participate.
Employees in the 4 participating hospitals represented The questionnaires web-extra material web extra material 1 were distributed in the morning shift, by authors in one hospital and by research coordinators in other 3 hospitals.
There were questionnaires distributed, which amounts to Hundred and ten questionnaires were sent to middle- and unit-level nurse leaders and to other nursing employees.
Nurse leaders were not selected randomly; the questionnaires were sent only to those who occupied the position of head of department, unit, or clinic, which means that purposive sampling was used.
The maximum time for filling out the questionnaires was 14 days. Questionnaires were collected in specially designed boxes to ensure anonymity. The 4 hospitals had provided a written permission for research.
The other four hospitals employed Seven hundred and fifty questionnaires were distributed in the morning shift. Hundred and ten questionnaires were sent to middle and unit-level nurse leaders and were sent to other employees in nursing.
Before the research, we obtained a written permission from the participating hospitals. This manuscript is part of a larger research, which has in part already been published Instruments Two survey questionnaires with closed-type items each were used, one for leaders and one for other employees in nursing.
The questionnaires were prepared based on the literature on modern leadership and managerial competencies of nursing leaders and in cooperation with the O. Consulting company for education and research of employees in all areasand had been tested in a pilot study 10 leaders and 30 employees.
Leaders self-assessed their leadership style, managerial competencies, and characteristics on a 5-point Likert-type scale ranging from 1 strongly disagree to 5 strongly agree. Employees assessed the leadership style, managerial competencies, and characteristics of their immediate superior on a 5-point Likert-type scale ranging from 1 strongly disagree to 5 strongly agree.
The first part of the questionnaire included demographic data: In the study we used two questionnaires, one for leaders and one for other employees in nursing. The questionnaires were prepared in the cooperation with the O.
Consulting Company for education and research of employees and also based on the literature on leadership and job satisfaction. We used 5-point Likert-type scale ranging from 1 to 5, with 1 meaning strongly disagree and 5 meaning strongly agree Nursing is a profession within the health care sector focused on the care of individuals, families, and communities so they may attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and quality of tranceformingnlp.com may be differentiated from other health care providers by their approach to patient care, training, and scope of tranceformingnlp.com practice in many specialties with differing levels of prescription.
title = "Job satisfaction among nurses: a literature review", abstract = "The current nursing shortage and high turnover is of great concern in many countries because of its impact upon the efficiency and effectiveness of any health-care delivery system.
ABSTRACT. From early times to the present, accounting literature has recorded several situations involving role conflict and ambiguity that cause tension among controllers. This author, using literature review, investigates several aspects of job satisfaction, and the impact of said factors on turnover rates in health care settings.
Reviewed were research articles on each of the following factors contributing: job satisfaction, productivity, burnout, turnover rates, and, empowerment.
In an environment of tension and division of labor such as Healthcare Services, the performance of employees is one of the most basic challenges. Research findings support the conclusion that the multiple pressures associated with nursing responsibilities and the healthcare setting translate into significant stress levels among nurses.