Vol. 2, Issue 4 (2016)
Professional satisfaction and its associated factors in Health-Care Organizations: A cross-sectional study of the hospital nurses in Greece
Author(s): Christos Gogos, Eufrosini Zioga, Kalliopi Itskara, Eudoxia Itskara
Abstract: The goal of this particular study is to evaluate the level of the professional satisfaction of the nurses who work in a Greek, public, general hospital in northern Greece and to give a detailed account of the factors that influence it. A quantitative cross-sectional study has been applied including a self-administered questionnaire of 43 items. There have been distributed 184 questionnaires with a responsiveness percentage of 90.76% (N=167). All statistical processes have been completed by using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS), version 15.0 and included frequencies, percentages, independent sample T-Test, analysis of variance (ANOVA) and Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient. The nurses of this specific hospital appeared to be greatly disappointed with the low wages, the limited ability of continuing education and the work load. These findings show that the nursing managers along with the health policy makers should evaluate the level of professional satisfaction in order to manage the human nursing staff more effectively and efficiently.