Title

The relationship between RN job satisfaction and accountability

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

11-1-2009

Journal, Book or Conference Title

Western journal of nursing research

NLM Title Abbreviation

West J Nurs Res

PubMed ID

19622794

DOI

10.1177/0193945909340567

Abstract

The purpose of this descriptive correlational secondary data analysis is to describe the relationship between job satisfaction and accountability among registered nurses with clinical responsibilities employed by a rural health care network in the Midwest. The response rate from the primary study is 39%, with 337 RN respondents. The sample for this secondary analysis is 299. The instruments used to measure accountability and job satisfaction are the Specht and Ramler Accountability Index-Individual Referent and the McCloskey-Mueller Satisfaction Scale (MMSS). The results indicate that accountability is perceived to be relatively high and job satisfaction is moderate. Accountability and job satisfaction are significantly correlated at a moderate level. The correlations between the subscales of the MMSS and accountability are all statistically significant but low. The subscales with the highest correlations (e.g., control and responsibility, praise and recognition, professional opportunities, scheduling) provide direction for nurse administrators about important target areas for improvement.

Keywords

Humans, Job Satisfaction, Nurses/psychology, Social Responsibility

Published Article/Book Citation

The definitive version was published in Western journal of nursing research, 31:7 (2009) pp.872-888. DOI:10.1177/0193945909340567.

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URL

http://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/1227