Work Satisfaction of Registered Nurses Article Review by Nicky

Reviews a research article by Kovner, Brewer, Cheng and Suzuki about the factors contributing to the work satisfaction of registered nurses.
# 151355 | 1,625 words | 1 source | APA | 2012 | US

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This paper evaluates a 2006 article from the "Journal of Nursing Scholarship" by Kovner, Brewer, Cheng and Suzuki that examines the factors associated with work satisfaction and attitudes of a national sample of registered nurses (RNs) in metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs). Next, the author describes in detail the contents of this article and the procedure relating to the research itself. The paper concludes that not only is the article excellent but also the research itself is outstanding because it augments previous knowledge relating to RN job satisfaction and work attitudes and identifies specific measures that a healthcare organization can take to increase nurse retention.

Table of Contents:
Literature Review
Framework/Theoretical Perspective
List the Research Question(s) or Hypotheses
Identify and Define Variables
Demographics of Sample
Research Design
Measurement, Methods andInstruments
Data Collection
Data Analysis
Statistical Analyses
Implication of Findings
Generalization of Findings
Overall Evaluation

From the Paper:

"The dependent variable work attitudes were measured with scales used in previous research while satisfaction was measured with a modified version of the five-item Quinn and Staines's facet-free job satisfaction scale.
"Four types of independent variables are used: (a) RN demographic characteristics and health (age, sex, ethnicity, race, marital status, highest degree in nursing, living with children, years of experience in nursing, advanced certification, partner's income, overall health status, current enrollment in an educational program, and religious beliefs), (b) MSA characteristics (medical, surgical, and other specialists per 1,000 population, primary care practitioners per 1,000 population, index of competition, percentage of HMO hospital services paid through fee schedules, inpatient days, and RN-to-population ratios, unemployment rate in 2002, and MSA, and (c) RN perceptions of the labor market that represented movement constraints (local job opportunity and outside job opportunity) and (d) work setting characteristics which include work attitudes (autonomy, variety, distributive justice, work group cohesion, supervisory support, mentor support, work-family conflict, family-work conflict, promotional opportunity, organizational constraints, quantitative workload, work motivation, career orientation, partner's career orientation, and satisfaction) and characteristics of the work (annual income, holding more than one position for pay, work setting, position, work shift, transfer of work unit, change in supervisor, needle sticks, strains and back injury, paid time off benefit, medical insurance benefit, retirement benefit, tuition reimbursement, importance of benefits, and number of benefits."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Kovner, C., Brewer, C., Wu, Y., Cheng, Y., & Suzuki, M. (2006). Factors associated with work satisfaction of registered nurses. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 38(1), 71-79.

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APA Format

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