Determinants of Job Satisfaction among Nurses Working in Selected Hospitals of Udupi and Mangalore Districts Karnataka, India
Keywords:Nurses, Intrinsic Job satisfaction, Extrinsic Job satisfaction, Hospitals, work variables
Background: Job satisfaction is the affective orientation that an employee has towards their work.
Identification of the factors related to job satisfaction has the potential to aid the development of employment
strategies to improve retention and reduce turnover.
Objectives: The study was conducted to assess the job satisfaction of nurses as measured and to identify the
determinants of the job satisfaction with regard to selected demographic and work related variables.
Method: A cross sectional survey design was used to conduct the study. The study population consisted of
1040 registered nurses working in selected medical college hospitals and government hospitals of Udupi and
Mangalore districts during the period of data collection. Subjects were selected through purposive sampling.
Data were gathered by administering Background proforma, and The Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire
Results: Majority i.e. 977 (93.94%) were in the category of low satisfaction and only 10 (0.96%) subjects
had high job satisfaction. Significant association between job satisfaction, income per month, area of work
and working hours (p<0.05) is observed.
Conclusions: Findings clearly indicate that the nurses are underpaid in many institutions which may affect
their job satisfaction. No standard is followed in most of the institutions regarding the nurses duty hours in
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