Work satisfaction among nurses in a private hospital

Yew, Siew Yong and Yong, Chen Chen and Tey, Nai Peng and Cheong, Kee Cheok and Ng, Sor Tho (2020) Work satisfaction among nurses in a private hospital. International Journal of Healthcare Management, 13 (sup1). pp. 156-163. ISSN 2047-9700

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/20479700.2018.1489459

Abstract

This study aims to examine job satisfaction and its contributing factors among nurses in a Malaysian private hospital. A survey was carried out on 209 nurses in a Malaysian private hospital. The Index of Work Satisfaction (IWS) developed by Stamps was adopted to measure the level of job satisfaction among nurses. The overall IWS was 11.7. Nurses below 30 years old had lower IWS than those aged 30 and over. The low level of job satisfaction among nurses was reflected by the lowest scores on pay, task requirements, and organizational policies, all in the second quartile of satisfaction level. This survey shows low job satisfaction among nurses from a private hospital, especially with the low pay. Nurses are more concerned with aspects that affect their personal well-being directly. Hence, hospital management should consider a more attractive remuneration, as well as other incentives to increase job satisfaction among the nurses. © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Job satisfaction; organizational policy; nurses; index of work satisfaction (IWS); private sector
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Economics & Administration
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2021 06:39
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2021 06:39
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/25760

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