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Organization of nursing care as a determinant of job satisfaction among hospital nurses

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor Senga Bond


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This study examined the relationship between methods of organizing nursing and employee satisfaction. Data were collected from 26 ward sisters and 568 nurses working in 26 bed wards with different stabilized nursing models. Methods of organizing nursing, such as primary, modular, team and functional nursing, were associated with job satisfaction. However, this association involved only certain features of these organizational models and specific components of satisfaction. After the effects of demographic and ward characteristics were partialed out, hierarchical regression analyses showed that patient-focused work allocation, opportunity to write nursing notes and accountability for patient care contributed to nurses' satisfaction with supervision and personal growth. The relationships of duty rota and liaison with other discipline to job satisfaction were weaker or non-existing.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Makinen A, Kivimaki M, Elovainio M, Virtanen M, Bond S

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Nursing Management

Year: 2003

Volume: 11

Issue: 5

Pages: 299-306

ISSN (print): 0966-0429

ISSN (electronic): 1365-2834

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell


DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2834.2003.00399.x

PubMed id: 12930535


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