Document Type

Dissertation

Publication Date

Fall 8-8-1963

Abstract

The problem was to determine the extent to which a selected group of professional nurses employed on a part-time basis were satisfied with certain selected factors relative to their employment. It was the purpose of this study to (l) gather data from selected nurses employed on a part-time basis to determine the degree of satisfaction felt by each regarding certain predetermined factors which are representative of the integral parts of their particular employment; (2) analyze the data to determine which of the factors seemed to contribute most to the job satisfaction of the professional nurse employed on a part-time basis; and (3) present data which are of interest to, and can be utilized by, a director of nursing service to aid in planning for, and staffing with, professional nurses employed on a part-time basis. The sample surveyed included 138 nurses employed on a part-time basis in six hospitals of a large metropolitan area of the Rocky Mountain region. The normative survey method of research and the mail questionnaire technique were used to obtain the data. The contents of the questionnaire included opinion-seeking questions concerning factors thought to contribute to job satisfaction of the professional nurse employed on a part-time basis, which might be relative to her particular situation. From the analysis of the data it may be assumed that the factors were contributory to job satisfaction. It was also considered that the areas of greatest satisfaction were those of job content, and the areas of least satisfaction were those of secondary elements which did not involve professional training, skills, or abilities. It was thus found that the professional nurses employed on a part-time basis were satisfied with those factors of their job involving total competency and were least satisfied with the factors that were matters of hospital policy, administration, and working conditions.

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