A Study of the Reward and the Job Satisfaction Perceived by Nurses

간호사가 지각하는 보상과 직무만족에 관한 연구

  • Kim, Syn-Hyun (Dongguk University Medical Center, Gyeungju Hospital) ;
  • Lee, Mi-Aie (Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, Dongguk University)
  • 김순현 (동국대학교 경주병원) ;
  • 이미애 (동국대학교 의과대학 간호학과)
  • Published : 2006.03.31


Purpose: This study was performed to examine the level of reward's importance and job satisfaction perceived by nurses, understand how nurses' demographics, reward and reward's subcategories affected their job satisfaction. Method: The data were collected at the six general hospitals in five cities, Korea from July 15th to August 26th, 2005. Two questionnaires were used. One was the important level of reward and the other was job satisfaction. The data were analyzed by SPSS/PC ver 12.0. Result: The average scores of reward and job satisfaction were $3.77({\pm}.34)$ and $2.80({\pm}.32)$ of 5.0 that was full mark. In differences of the important level of reward, marital status was the only different characteristics. In differences of job satisfaction, age, education level, working period, and position had differences significantly. Among the job satisfaction and the reward's subcategories, there was the only significant correlation between the job satisfaction and the job contentment reward. And nurses' job contentment reward and position explained 40.5% of their job satisfaction Conclusion: Nurses' job contentment reward and position should be first considered in order to improve their job satisfaction. Since nurses' job contentment reward is the most important factor to improve their job satisfaction, a special strategies that can develop their job contentment reward is needed to nursing managers.