Job Satisfaction among Korean Nurses: A Literature Review

간호사의 직무만족에 관한 문헌 분석

  • Jeong, Gyeong Sun (Department of Nursing, Kyungnam College of Information & Technology) ;
  • Jung, Myun Sook (College of Nursing.Institute of Health Sciences, Gyeongsang National University)
  • 정경순 (경남정보대학교 간호과) ;
  • 정면숙 (경상대학교 간호대학.건강과학연구원)
  • Received : 2013.11.19
  • Accepted : 2013.12.04
  • Published : 2013.12.31


Purpose: This study systematically reviewed the research literature on nurse job satisfaction to suggest directions for further research. Methods: A total of 98 articles published in the journals registered in National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) from January 2000 to August 2013 were included for the final analysis. Results: The number of published papers related to nurse job satisfaction has increased annually. The most frequently used instrument to measure nurse job satisfaction was 'The Index of Work Satisfaction'developed by Slavitt et al. (1978). 'Personal Perception/Attitude' was the strongest predictor influencing on nurse job satisfaction (41 times, 38.0%). Organizational commitment, turnover intention, nursing performance, job stress, and organizational performance were commonly used as outcome variables related to nurse job satisfaction. Conclusion: Further research is needed to analyze diverse influential factors on nurse job satisfaction. In addition, it is also needed to develop an intervention program which can improve nurse job satisfaction.


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