Award Date

1-1-2007

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Department

Nursing

First Committee Member

Susan Kowalski

Number of Pages

74

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to assess the level of nurses' job satisfaction in one hospital in Las Vegas, NV. Guided by Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Theory, the study used the Mueller/McCloskey Satisfaction Scale to measure overall job satisfaction and its components. Results indicated that the nurses ( N = 52) were less than satisfied. The mean total job satisfaction score was 3.6 +/- .64 (possible range 1-5). Satisfaction with co-workers reflected the highest subscale mean (4.1 +/- .60) of factors contributing to job satisfaction (possible range 1-5). Nurses educated outside of the United States were significantly more satisfied in their jobs (M = 3.9 +/- .43) than nurses educated in the United States (M = 3.4 +/- .65). No significant differences in job satisfaction were found between age groups or between nurses working in specialty units and nurses working in medical/surgical units.

Keywords

Job; Mountain; Nurses; Satisfaction; View

Controlled Subject

Nursing

File Format

pdf

File Size

1955.84 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/px1k-47ld


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