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Int J Nurs Stud. 2001 Jun;38(3):349-57.

Autonomy: an important component for nurses' job satisfaction.

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Graduate School of Management, University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus, 4072, Brisbane, Australia. c.finn@gsm.uq.edu.au

Abstract

This quantitative pilot study (n=178), conducted in a large Brisbane teaching hospital in Australia, found autonomy to be the most important job component for registered nurses' job satisfaction. The actual level of satisfaction with autonomy was 4.6, on a scale of 1 for very dissatisfied to 7 for very satisfied. The mean for job satisfaction was 4.3, with the job components professional status and interaction adding most substantially to the result. There was discontentment with the other two job components, which were task requirements and organisational policies. Demographic comparisons showed that nurses who were preceptors had significantly less job satisfaction than the other nurses at the hospital.

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