Background: Job satisfaction has been defined as a pleasurable emotional state resulting from the appraisal of one’s Job an affective reaction to one’s job. It is simply how people feel about their jobs and different aspects of the job, the extent to which people satisfaction or dissatisfaction their job. It suggest that job satisfaction is an important indicator of how employees feel about their jobs They have not been able to retain the available nursing staffs, majority of whom have been migrating abroad. May be, poor job satisfaction is one of the reasons behind. Recent prevalence have shown that 55.2% of nurses have job dissatisfaction in clinical settings of Pune city. Job satisfaction is a great concern among nurses. Recently, there has been a high turnover of the nurses. This continuous replacement of nursing staffs negatively affects not only the standards of the nursing care but also the quality of the patient care. Job dissatisfaction was the commonest cause for the nurses to give up their job, which led to high turnover and shortage of the nurses This study means to explore the job satisfaction among the nurses of selected hospitals of Pune city, which would in turn help the management to bring about the desired changes so as to improve nursing quality, quality of patient care and effectiveness of health care team as well as hospital as an organization.
To assess the job satisfaction level among the nursing staff. To associate the selected demographic variables with job satisfaction level.
Design: A cross sectional survey design was adopted for the study
Setting: Nursing staff of selected hospital in Pune city.
Participants: 60 nursing staffs fulfilling the inclusion criteria were selected by non probability convenient sampling technique.
Methodology: The tool consisted of two subsections. Section I – demographic data, section II- likert scale rating. All the participants fulfilling the criteria were approached, consent was taken , according to different shift timings of nursing staff. The average timing taken by the participants to fill the rating scale was 15-20 min.
Results : Out of 60 samples, majority of nurses 47% not satisfied with their job, 45% of nurses are neutral with there job, whereas less number of nurses 8% are satisfied with job satisfaction measured in Likert scale. Close association found between selected demographic data and the job satisfaction level, these were years of experience (the P-value is 0.030757) and working hours (the P-value is < 0.00001), the result is significant at p < 0.05. Out of 10 different factors influencing job satisfaction, specific factors were: Safety issues, Poor communication and cooperation, Pay and benefits issues, Opportunities for professional upgrade, Composite satisfaction and working relationships
Conclusion: To conclude with the help of above findings this study provides us with evidence that there are many factors which can affect the job satisfaction level among nurses, which will in turn affect the quality of patient care and health organization too. Thus importance should be given towards the safety issues in their job, with alleviation of safety hazards. A periodical revision of pay and benefits will also increase the satisfaction level. Working relationships, support of management, and supervision should be also considered and emphasized for better nursing future.
Cite this article:
Shobha Jagadale, Supriya Chinchpur. A Descriptive Study to Assess the Job Satisfaction among the Nursing Staff of Selected Hospital of Pune City. Asian J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2016; 6(2): 204-208. doi: 10.5958/2349-2996.2016.00037.9