Thesis Title

Job Stress: Affects [I.E. Effects] On Job Satisfaction Among Registered Nurses In A Hospital Setting

Date of Graduation

Spring 2003

Degree

Master of Science in Nursing

Department

Nursing

Committee Chair

Kathryn Hope

Subject Categories

Nursing

Abstract

Job stress can have many adverse effects on individuals in the workplace. Registered nurses often experience job stress that leads to job dissatisfaction. The objective of this study was to examine the effects of job stress on job satisfaction among registered nurses practicing within a hospitial setting. The variables examined were job involvement and work environment, organizational support and commitment, leadership, pay, and staff turnover. This was a descriptive correlational study of 39 registered nurses practicing in a hospital setting in Southwest Missouri who responded to a survey distributed by the investigator. Fifty-six surveys were distributed and 39 were returned by mail, yielding a 69.6% response rate. Multiple regression analysis was utilized to determine what study variables significantly affected the level of job stress and the level of job satisfaction. Due to correlation between the study variables, job involvement and work environment, organizational support and commitment, and leadership were combined into a single variable renamed work condition. Work condition was significant in predicting the level of job stress reported by study participants, (p<.05). Work condition also was a significant predictor of the level of job satisfaction (p<.05). Addition of the level of job stress to the regression equation revealed only the level of job stress was a significant predictor of the level of job satisfaction given the other variables in the model. When the study variables, level of job stress, and study correlates were entered into the regression equation, only the level of job stress reported by the study participants was a significant predictor for the level of job satisfaction, p<.05. Pay and staff turnover were not significant predictors of job stress or job satisfaction. The study correlates were not significantly related to the reported level of job stress or job satisfaction.

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© Andrea Gramling

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