Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A quantitative correlational study of job satisfaction among critical care nurses in Hawaii
by Downing, Hazel, Ed.D., University of Phoenix, 2010, 250; 3414991
Abstract (Summary)

One way of reducing nurse shortage and providing effective patient care within critical care units includes addressing the relationships between job satisfaction and nurse socio-demographics. The current quantitative correlational study identified a moderate level of overall job satisfaction among critical care nurses in Hawaii. The highest level of job satisfaction was in flexibility of scheduling and lowest in child care facilities. Rejection of the null hypothesis for six of the eight hypotheses suggested presence of a relationship between socio-demographics and the subscales of job satisfaction. The linear combination of the 10 socio-demographics does not predict the rewards and the professional opportunities subscale for critical care nurses currently working in Hawaii. The linear combination of the 10 socio-demographic variables predicts the scheduling, family and work balance, praise and recognition, coworkers, interaction opportunities, and the control and responsibility subscale for nurses currently working within critical care settings in Hawaii. Leadership implications from this study apply to nurse educators, preceptors, administrators, recruiters, and managers. Recommendations include addressing motivating factors and improving work settings of the critical care nurse to promote patient safety and retention of nurses.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Singh, Raj
School: University of Phoenix
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-B 71/07, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational leadership, Nursing, Health care management
Keywords: Critical care nurses, Critical care workplace, Hawaii, Hawaii critical care nurses, Hawaii nurse job satisfaction, Job satisfaction, Nurse job satisfaction
Publication Number: 3414991
ISBN: 978-1-124-08837-2
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