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Determinants of job satisfaction among nurses in Kuwait.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

Job satisfaction among nurses working in five general hospitals in Kuwait was analysed using a global scale based on the McClosky Mueller Satisfaction Scale (MMSS) in relation to selected background characteristics (eg age, gender, nationality, educational qualification, monthly salary and the departments in which they worked.

DESIGN

The questionnaire was distributed to 500 nurses using a stratified random sample. The response rate was 87.2%.

RESULTS

Age, nationality and the department worked in had a positive significant relationship with job satisfaction. However, a higher level of educational qualification and previous work experience in other countries showed an inverse relationship with job satisfaction.

CONCLUSION

Based on our findings, we recommend that expatriate staff should be provided with an understanding of cultural differences and how to cope with them. Special attention should be paid to the norms regarding interaction among males and females and social interaction among professionals from the opposite gender. Intensive courses in the languages to be used in the care provision process should be provided to impart requisite language competency.

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Department of Health Information Administration, Kuwait University, Kuwait.

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MeSH

Female
Humans
Job Satisfaction
Kuwait
Male
Nurses

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18646648

Citation

Shah, Makhdoom A., et al. "Determinants of Job Satisfaction Among Nurses in Kuwait." The Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing : a Quarterly Publication of the Royal Australian Nursing Federation, vol. 21, no. 4, 2004, pp. 10-6.
Shah MA, Al-Enezi N, Chowdhury RI, et al. Determinants of job satisfaction among nurses in Kuwait. Aust J Adv Nurs. 2004;21(4):10-6.
Shah, M. A., Al-Enezi, N., Chowdhury, R. I., & Al Otabi, M. (2004). Determinants of job satisfaction among nurses in Kuwait. The Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing : a Quarterly Publication of the Royal Australian Nursing Federation, 21(4), pp. 10-6.
Shah MA, et al. Determinants of Job Satisfaction Among Nurses in Kuwait. Aust J Adv Nurs. 2004;21(4):10-6. PubMed PMID: 18646648.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Determinants of job satisfaction among nurses in Kuwait. AU - Shah,Makhdoom A, AU - Al-Enezi,Naser, AU - Chowdhury,Rafiq I, AU - Al Otabi,Mohammed, PY - 2008/7/24/pubmed PY - 2008/8/19/medline PY - 2008/7/24/entrez SP - 10 EP - 6 JF - The Australian journal of advanced nursing : a quarterly publication of the Royal Australian Nursing Federation JO - Aust J Adv Nurs VL - 21 IS - 4 N2 - OBJECTIVE: Job satisfaction among nurses working in five general hospitals in Kuwait was analysed using a global scale based on the McClosky Mueller Satisfaction Scale (MMSS) in relation to selected background characteristics (eg age, gender, nationality, educational qualification, monthly salary and the departments in which they worked. DESIGN: The questionnaire was distributed to 500 nurses using a stratified random sample. The response rate was 87.2%. RESULTS: Age, nationality and the department worked in had a positive significant relationship with job satisfaction. However, a higher level of educational qualification and previous work experience in other countries showed an inverse relationship with job satisfaction. CONCLUSION: Based on our findings, we recommend that expatriate staff should be provided with an understanding of cultural differences and how to cope with them. Special attention should be paid to the norms regarding interaction among males and females and social interaction among professionals from the opposite gender. Intensive courses in the languages to be used in the care provision process should be provided to impart requisite language competency. SN - 0813-0531 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18646648/abstract/Determinants_of_job_satisfaction_among_nurses_in_Kuwait_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -