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The Factors Associated with Job Satisfaction of Assistant Nurses in General Hospitals.
Gwang Jin Kim, Joon Sakong
Yeungnam Univ J Med. 2007;24(2):296-304.   Published online December 31, 2007
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The main aim of this study was to analyze the factors that could be used to predict job satisfaction of assistant nurses in general hospitals. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study was based on a survey of assistant nurses in the Daegu region from January 1, 2006 to January 31, 2006. Originally 300 questionnaires were distributed and among them 291 were completed. The data was collected and used for the statistical analysis. Descriptive and inferential statistics, such as the frequency, t-test and one-way ANOVA were used for the analysis. RESULTS: Among the respondents, the average score for job satisfaction was lowest in the university-trained nurses and highest in the nurses who had only graduated from high school. CONCLUSION: The working conditions, work place and motivation are significantly associated with job satisfaction. In particular, there was lower job satisfaction in those nurses who wanted to change their occupation.


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