Job Satisfaction among ICU Nurses Research Proposal by Nicky

Presents a research proposal to study the determinants leading to job satisfaction by focusing on the burnout rate among nursing specialties.
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This paper explains that it is believed that the burnout rate as a determinant of job satisfaction, which is critical to meet the demand for nurses, is related to workload management and the work environment. Next, the author describes the proposed research and the combined methodology that uses a qualitative focus group discussion (FGD) and a quantitative survey. The paper relates the intended construction of the FGD guide and of the questionnaire and the use of bivariate and multivariate data analysis.

Table of Contents:
Introduction/Background of the Research Proposal
Significance of the Study
Research Objectives/Hypotheses
General Objective
Review of Related Literature
Research Design
Focus Group Discussion (FGD)
Variables & Measures
FGD Guide/ Survey Instrument
Data Analysis

From the Paper:

"Burnout is a concept explored in relation to workload management, specifically related to factors such as emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and personal accomplishment, which were factors identified by the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) as critical to determining burnout rate. These findings were found to be most important in a survey among nurses, within three groups of nursing specialties: nurse practitioners, nurse managers, and emergency nurses. Results of the study showed that factors contributing to burnout differ among the three groups mentioned earlier."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Ablett, J. and R. Jones. (2007). "Resilience and well-being in palliative care staff: a qualitative study of hospice nurses' experience of work." Psycho-Oncology, Vol.16.
  • Browning, L., C. Ryan, S. Thomas, M. Greenberg, and S. Rolniak. (2007). "Nursing specialty and burnout." Psychology, Health & Medicine, Vol. 12, No. 2.
  • Gawel, J. (1999). "Herzberg's Theory of Motivation and Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs." ERIC Digests Website. Available at:
  • Gustafsson, G., A. Norberg, and G. Strandberg. (2008). "Meanings of becoming and being burnout--phenomenological-hermeneutic interpretation of female healthcare personnel's narratives." Scandinavian Journal of Caring Science, Vol. 22.
  • Houkes, I., Y. Winants, and M. Twellaar. (2008). "Specific determinants of burnout among male and female general practitioners: a cross-lagged panel analysis." Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Vol. 81.

Cite this Research Proposal:

APA Format

Job Satisfaction among ICU Nurses (2010, October 28) Retrieved April 21, 2021, from

MLA Format

"Job Satisfaction among ICU Nurses" 28 October 2010. Web. 21 April. 2021. <>