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Occupational Satisfactions of Nurses and Intergenerational Difference in Occupational Satisfaction


Akdeniz Üniversitesi Hemşirelik Fakültesi, Hemşirelik Esasları Anabilim Dalı, Antalya, Türkiye


İstanbul Üniversitesi İstanbul Tıp Fakültesi Hastanesi, Hemşirelik Hizmetleri Müdürlüğü, İstanbul, Türkiye

Arch Health Sci Res 2020; 7: 36-42
DOI: 10.5152/ArcHealthSciRes.2020.598123
Read: 2669 Downloads: 780 Published: 20 January 2020

Objective: The aim of the study is to investigate the nurses’ occupational satisfaction and assess whether there are any intergenerational differences in the satisfaction levels.

Materials and Methods: The descriptive and correlational type of research was conducted with a total of 505 nurses working at a university hospital in Istanbul. The “Nurse Information Form” and “Occupational Satisfaction Scale” were used for data collection. The Student’s t-test, Mann-Whitney U test, One-way Anova test, and Kruskal-Wallis test were used for data analysis in addition to the descriptive statistical methods. Logistic regression analysis was used to examine the effects of descriptive characteristics on the scaled scores.

Results: It was identified that 58.4% (n=295) of the nurses were in the Y generation, their occupational satisfaction levels were high, and intergenerational differences were effective in occupational satisfaction. It was also detected that average occupational satisfaction of nurses was significantly higher among the X generation nurses than the Y generation nurses (p<0.05). According to regression analysis, it was observed that occupational satisfaction of nurses increased significantly as nurses’ term of employment increased (p<0.05).

Conclusion: Occupational satisfaction level of the X generation nurses were significantly higher than Y generation nurses and occupational satisfaction levels were found to increase as the job experience increased.

Cite this article as: Terzi B, Polat Ş. Occupational Satisfactions of Nurses and Intergenerational Difference in Occupational Satisfaction. Arc Health Sci Res 2020; 7(1): 36-42.

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