Factors Influencing Job Satisfaction of Nurses Working in Long-term Care Hospitals: Focused on Burnout and Burden for Caring Problematic Behaviors in Dementia

요양병원 간호사의 직무만족도 영향요인: 치매 문제행동 간호에 대한 부담, 소진을 중심으로

  • Received : 2015.10.08
  • Accepted : 2015.11.06
  • Published : 2015.11.30


This study was to investigate the factors influencing job satisfaction of nurses in long-term care hospitals focusing on burnout and burden. The participants were 206 nurses recruited from long-term care hospitals in B metropolitan city and C city. Data were collected from January to March, 2014 and analyzed using SPSS WIN 18.0 program. The frequency of experience was $1.65{\pm}0.42$, which is 4~5 times per month and once or twice per week in the problematic behavior in dementia. The frequency of burden was $1.46{\pm}0.48$, which means one nurse can solve the problematic behaviors in dementia. Burnout was $2.53{\pm}0.61$, and job satisfaction was $2.87{\pm}0.45$. Negative correlations were found between burden and job satisfaction (r=-.256, p=.003), and between burnout and job satisfaction (r=-.718, p<.001). A factor influencing job satisfaction was burnout (${\beta}$=-.735), which explained 57%. It is suggested that Intervention programs should be developed to reduce burnout and burden, and to increase job satisfaction for nurses.


Burnout;Dementia;Job satisfaction;Long-term care hospital;Nurse


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