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Job Satisfaction Of Hospital Nursing Staff

Charlotte Pietersen
SA Journal of Human Resource Management | Vol 3, No 2 | a66 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajhrm.v3i2.66 | © 2005 Charlotte Pietersen | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 05 November 2005 | Published: 05 November 2005

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Charlotte Pietersen, University of Limpopo, South Africa

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Health care managers realize that job satisfaction impacts on nursing staff retention. This study examined the job satisfaction of nursing staff (N = 109) at a government hospital. Just more than half of the respondents were generally satisfied. Feelings that nursing is worthwhile and satisfying, and financial stability at the hospital could promote staff retention. Specific intrinsic - (promotion), and extrinsic factors (routinization, working conditions, pay, interaction with supervisors, and organizational support) could impact negatively on retention. Management should use these findings as a basis for staff consultation, developmental strategies, and interventions. Future research on other nursing populations is recommended.


Job satisfaction; hospital nursing staff


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