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A Study on Working Conditions and Factors Related to Job Satisfaction of Nurses in the Long-term Care facilities for the Elderly
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A Study on Working Conditions and Factors Related to Job Satisfaction of Nurses in the Long-term Care facilities for the Elderly
Lee, JungSuk; Hwang, RahIl; Lim, MinKyung;
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 Abstract
Purpose: Th study is to explore the working conditions and factors related to job satisfaction of nurses in long-term care facilities for the elderly. Methods: A total of 127 nurses working long-term care facilities, from June to November 2014, completed questionnaires. Face to face interviews were conducted. The questionnaire consists of a total of 32 questions, including 5 questions related to general characteristics, 15 questions related to working conditions, and 12 questions related to job satisfaction(likert scale of 1 to 5). Results: The majority of nurses were employed in institutional care facilities, in urban area, and in privately owned facilities. On average, employed nurses worked 170.7 hours per month. Only 40.9% of them got more than two million won for their monthly salary. They were satisfied with the nature and worth of their work and the workplace relationship, but not with their wages and promotion opportunity 40.2% of nurses reported satisfaction with job. In multiple logistic regression analysis, age was a statistically significant influencing factor on general job satisfaction. Conclusion: The findings suggest that policies must be to improve nurses' working conditions, for wages, and to support them with education and training for skills development.
 Keywords
Long-term care;Nurse;Job satisfaction;
 Language
Korean
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