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ICHRN Knowledge Library

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ICHRN Knowledge Library
  • Date
    2006-11-26
  • Title
    Job Satisfaction Among Nurses: A Literature Review
  • Journal

  • Publisher
    Elsevier Ltd , International Journal of Nursing Studies
  • Year
    2004
  • Author
    Lu H, While AE and Barriball KL
  • Description
    [Excerpt from publisher]The current nursing shortage and high turnover is of great concern in many countries because of its impact upon the efficiency and effectiveness of any health-care delivery system. Recruitment and retention of nurses are persistent problems associated with job satisfaction. This paper analyses the growing literature relating to job satisfaction among nurses and concludes that more research is required to understand the relative importance of the many identified factors to job satisfaction. It is argued that the absence of a robust causal model incorporating organizational, professional and personal variables is undermining the development of interventions to improve nurse retention.
  • Categories
    Nursing Human Resources Management, Work Environment
  • Keywords
    job satisfaction; nurses; nursing shortage; retention; recruitment; turnover
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