Autonomy: an important component for nurses' job satisfaction

Finn, CP (2001) Autonomy: an important component for nurses' job satisfaction. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 38 3: 349-357. doi:10.1016/S0020-7489(00)00065-1

Author Finn, CP
Title Autonomy: an important component for nurses' job satisfaction
Journal name International Journal of Nursing Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0020-7489
Publication date 2001
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0020-7489(00)00065-1
Volume 38
Issue 3
Start page 349
End page 357
Total pages 9
Editor J Wilson-Barnett
Place of publication London,UK
Publisher Pergamon/Elsevier
Collection year 2001
Language eng
Subject C1
389999 Other Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences
720403 Management
Abstract This quantitative pilot study (n = 178), conducted in a large Brisbane teaching hospital in Australia, found autonomy to be the most important job component for registered nurses' job satisfaction. The actual level of satisfaction with autonomy was 4.6, on a scale of 1 for very dissatisfied to 7 for very satisfied. The mean for job satisfaction was 4.3, with the job components professional status and interaction adding most substantially to the result. There was discontentment with the other two job components, which were Cask requirements and organisational policies. Demographic comparisons showed that nurses who were preceptors had significantly less job satisfaction than the other nurses at the hospital. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keyword Nursing
Registered Nurses
Job Satisfaction
Q-Index Code C1

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