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Work. 2019;62(1):87-95. doi: 10.3233/WOR-182843.

Job satisfaction and job-related stress among nurses: The moderating effect of mindfulness.

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1
Social Research Institute, Ajou University, Suwon, Republic of Korea.
2
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL, USA.
3
Department of Industrial Health, Catholic University of Pusan, Busan, Republic of Korea.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Job stress can positively influence individuals' work motivation; however, it is more typical for job stress to have adverse physical and psychological effects, which in turn undermine job satisfaction.

OBJECTIVE:

The present study has two purposes: to evaluate the effect of the health-promotion lifestyle and job stress to job satisfaction and turnover intention, respectively; and to investigate the moderating effect of mindfulness on each relationship.

METHODS:

The present study surveyed 200 nurses employed at small-to-medium-sized hospitals in South Korea. To verify the internal consistency, the reliability of the scales that was administered with the Cronbach's alpha. Correlations between mindfulness, health-promotion lifestyle, job satisfaction, stress factors, and turnover intention were analyzed. The moderating effect of mindfulness on the relationships among aforementioned measures were evaluated.

RESULTS:

We found significant associations between the health-promotion lifestyle and job satisfaction (pā€Š<ā€Š0.001), and mindfulness had a moderating effect on the relationship between the health-promotion lifestyle and job satisfaction (pā€Š<ā€Š0.05).

CONCLUSIONS:

The enhancing effect of mindfulness in these relationships can suggest an important role of mindfulness in the relationship between life style and job attitude.

KEYWORDS:

Job stress; health-promotion; lifestyle; turnover intention

PMID:
30741714
DOI:
10.3233/WOR-182843
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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