To facilitate nurses'job satisfaction and reduce their psychological distress, it is useful for a nursing manager to know whether factors within the workplace provide greater prediction of these affective states than variables outside the domain of work, and whether there are common predictors of satisfaction and distress.
The relative importance of occupational and nonoccupational variables in the prediction of job satisfaction and psychological distress was investigated in a survey of hospital nurses (N=376).
Perceived relations with the head nurse, coworkers, physicians, and other units/departments, along with unit tenure and job/nonjob conflict, were predictors of job satisfaction.
Personal disposition (anxiety-trait), social integration, unit tenure, professional experience, position level, and job/nonjob conflict, along with the relations with the head nurse and physicians, were predictors of psychological distress.
The relations with the head nurse and physicians, as well as unit tenure and job/nonjob conflict, were predictors of both satisfaction and distress.
The prediction by unit tenure is noteworthy.
Unit tenure had a negative relationship to satisfaction and a positive one to distress, whereas total experience had a negative relationship to psychological distress and none with job satisfaction. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Infirmier, Personnel sanitaire, Satisfaction professionnelle, Facteur prédictif, Milieu hospitalier, Modèle, Relation professionnelle, Personnalité, Intégration sociale, Organisation travail, Milieu professionnel, Détresse phsychologique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Nurse, Health staff, Job satisfaction, Predictive factor, Hospital environment, Models, Professional relation, Personality, Social integration, Job engineering, Occupational environment
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0513072
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 13/02/1998.