A Descriptive Study to assess the Level of Job Satisfaction of Nurse Educators in a Selected College of Nursing in Mangalore
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The study was conducted with an aim to assess the level of job satisfaction among Nurse educators in a selected College of Nursing in Mangalore. The research approach adopted in the study was descriptive approach. The research design selected for the study was non-experimental descriptive research design with purposive sampling technique for the selection of samples. 50 Nurse educators were selected from Father Muller College and School of Nursing.
Background of Study
The term ‘caring” reminds us of two personalities namely the mother and the nurse. The mother is a bit selfish in caring for her own children, but the nurse will care for the people who are really in need of health care. Caring with scientific basis is the core task of nursing. If he/she wishes to practice scientific based caring, he/she needs to have sound knowledge about the nursing practice. The sound knowledge is not readily available in the library, as it is more practical oriented; but this knowledge can be easily imparted by the nurse educators. If the Nurse educators want to teach with their full competency, the need to be satisfied with their skills in imparting nursing education.
To assess the level of job satisfaction among Nurse educators using self structured rating scale. To find an association between level of job satisfaction and selected baseline variables.
A descriptive approach with non-experimental descriptive research design was used for the study. The sample size consisted of 50 Nurse educators selected by convenient sampling technique. A rating scale was used to collect data from Nurse educators regarding their job Satisfaction. The obtained data was analyzed and interpreted using descriptive and inferential statistics.
The major findings of the study showed that 66% of the Nurse educators were satisfied and 18% of the subjects were highly satisfied, 14% were unable to decide their level of satisfaction and very least 2% of the Nurse educators were unsatisfied. The mean percentage of the satisfaction score is 71.12%, which reveals that Nurse educators were satisfied with their job. There is no association found between the level of job satisfaction and selected baseline variables. Interpretation and Conclusion of Study: Finding of the study reveals that Nurse educators are satisfied with their job and there is no association between the baseline variables and level of job satisfaction.
Nurse Educators, Job Satisfaction, Colleges, Mangaluru.