Job Satisfaction among Community Health Nurses
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The job dissatisfaction leads to critical shortage of man power in health care in many countries and the employee turn over is increasing day by day in public health sector. There are some other factors such as gender discrimination, Job dissatisfaction, exploitation of women employees as they are the majority, low basic pay, poor working conditions, work load, extended working hours etc increase the rate job dissatisfaction. Keeping these issues in mind, the investigators conducted a study to assess the job dissatisfaction among community health nurses in community health nursing department, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.
A quantitative approach using descriptive design was used to assess the job satisfaction among community health nurses. The study population consist of 30 community health nurses who are working in Community Health Nursing Department. The tool consisted of demographic data and 20 items which covers the dimensions of nature of job and salary. The descriptive and inferential statistics was used to assess the association between two variables.
It is showed that the majority of the community health nurses 66.7% were less than 25 years of age. Among them, 96.7% of the community health nurses were females and 3.3% of them were males. It is showed that 86.7% of the community health nurses are satisfied with their work and 66.7% of them are satisfied with their payment. It is reported that 93.3% of them are satisfied with the quality of professional life with the patients in the community. There is no significant association between the job satisfaction and socio demographic variables of community health nurses in the present study.
This study results helps the nurse administrators to focus on determinants of job satisfaction which helps to improve organizational structure, enhance job satisfaction, retain and attract the public health nurse workforce to deliver health care services in the community.
Job satisfaction, public health nurse, community health nurse, job security.