A Comparative study to Assess Job Satisfaction among Married Staff Nurses and Nursing Faculty in Selected Institutions of Udupi and Mangalore Taluks

Viswam, Aradhana and Valsaraj, Blessy Prabha and Jose, Tessy Treesa (2013) A Comparative study to Assess Job Satisfaction among Married Staff Nurses and Nursing Faculty in Selected Institutions of Udupi and Mangalore Taluks. Journal on Nursing, 3 (3). pp. 20-23.

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Married working women face many challenges in their life as career women and as a responsible family member. Inability to maintain a balance in this dual role makes them frustrated in various aspects which adversely affect their performance and quality of life. Work demands, night duties and poor wages made the staff nurses to shift from clinical side to the education field. Academic field is also facing the same burdens but for other reasons such as class preparation, assignment corrections, class coordination, student counselling and many more. Moreover recent strikes by nurses all over India also throw light to the difficult job adjustment situations ("Nurses go on", 2013) All these show the importance of investigating more to throw light to this area. These entirely made to analyse job satisfaction among married staff nurses and nursing faculty. A descriptive survey was carried out. Simple random sampling was done for the selection of hospitals and purposive sampling for married staff nurses and nursing faculty. The criteria for sample selection include married staff nurses and nursing faculty whose age ranges from 22 to 55 years with 6 months or more of marriage life and work experience Data was collected using a standardized questionnaire. Data was analysed and interpreted using descriptive and inferential statistics. Findings revealed that majority 50% married staff nurses have average job satisfaction whereas majority of married nursing faculty has high job satisfaction. It was also found that there was significant difference (t=4.25, p= 0.01) between the job satisfaction between married nursing faculty and staff nurses; hence it can be interpreted that job satisfaction is more among nursing faculty than staff nurses. The study suggest that there is a need to take necessary steps to improve job satisfaction among married staff nurses in order to promote well being and to prevent mental illness for them as well as to enable them to deliver high quality care to the patients. It also suggests that it is high time to reframe the policies and to encourage coping enhancing programmes to improve quality of working life. The findings of present study pointed out the need of outcome driven research for examining the effectiveness, efficacy, and cost-benefit of specific strategies aimed at improving the nurses quality of working life and organizational productivity

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Job Satisfaction; Married StaffNurses; Married Nursing Faculty
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Mental Health
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2014 09:41
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2014 09:41
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/140321

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