Measuring professional satisfaction and nursing workload among nursing staff at a Greek Coronary Care Unit

  • Maria Gouzou Kalamata’s General Hospital
  • Maria Karanikola Cyprus University of Technology; School of Nursing
  • Chryssoula Lemonidou National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; Faculty of Nursing
  • Elizabeth Papathanassoglou Cyprus University of Technology; School of Nursing
  • Margarita Giannakopoulou National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; Faculty of Nursing

Abstract

Objective To explore potential associations between nursing workload and professional satisfaction among nursing personnel (NP) in Greek Coronary Care Units (CCUs). Method A cross-sectional study was performed involving 66 members of the NP employed in 6 randomly selected Greek CCUs. Job satisfaction was assessed by the IWS and nursing workload by NAS, CNIS and TISS-28. Results The response rate was 77.6%. The reliability of the IWS was α=0.78 and the mean score 10.7 (±2.1, scale range: 0.5-39.7). The most highly valued component of satisfaction was “Pay”, followed by “Task requirements”, “Interaction”, “Professional status”, “Organizational policies” and “Autonomy”. NAS, CNIS and TISS-28 were negatively correlated (p≤0.04) with the following work components: “Autonomy”, “Professional status”, “Interaction” and “Task requirements”. Night shift work independently predicted the score of IWS. Conclusion The findings show low levels of job satisfaction, which are related with nursing workload and influenced by rotating shifts.

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Published
2015-12-01
How to Cite
Gouzou, M., Karanikola, M., Lemonidou, C., Papathanassoglou, E., & Giannakopoulou, M. (2015). Measuring professional satisfaction and nursing workload among nursing staff at a Greek Coronary Care Unit . Revista Da Escola De Enfermagem Da USP, 49(spe), 15-21. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0080-6234201500000003
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