Award Date

1-1-1988

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

First Committee Member

Mary Ann Michel

Number of Pages

106

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to develop and assess a three part semantic differential instrument to measure job satisfaction of geriatric nurses based on an adaptation of Dorothy Johnson's conceptual framework. A sample of 306 geriatric nurses who were members of the American Nurse's Association responded to a 4-page, mailed questionnaire (return rate 37%). The questionnaire developed consisted of four parts: Sociodemographic data, and three semantic differential scales assessing, Attitudes toward geriatric nursing, Attitudes toward the work environment, and Attitudes toward the administrator. Descriptive statistics were compiled for sociodemographic variables; Results of the regression analyses demonstrated that job satisfaction, leadership style, and years as a geriatric nurse accounted for significant variance in the semantic differential scales. The two semantic differentials of attitude toward geriatric nursing and attitude toward the administrator were found to be reliable instruments. (Abstract shortened with permission of author.).

Keywords

Development; Factors; Geriatric; Investigate; Job satisfaction; Nurses; Geriatric nurses; Dorothy Johnson

Controlled Subject

Nursing

File Format

pdf

File Size

3.41 MB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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