Master of Science (MS)
First Committee Member
Mary Ann Michel
Number of Pages
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.).
Development; Factors; Geriatric; Investigate; Job satisfaction; Nurses; Geriatric nurses; Dorothy Johnson
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Araldi, Mary-Jane Snyder, "Development of a tool to investigate factors related to job satisfaction in geriatric nurses" (1988). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 42.