Job Satisfaction Among Nursing Staff Working at Oncology Centers in Basra City, Iraq: Extent and Related Factors

Samira Muhammed Ebrahim


Background: Job satisfaction has to do with the level to which individuals like or dislike their job. It is regarded as a set of attitudes towards various aspects of the job, including pay, workgroup, organizational factors and work environment. That’s why job satisfaction and job dis satisfaction can appear in any given work situation.Objectives: To estimate satisfaction rate among nursing staff working at oncology centers and the relation with socio demographic characteristics and to identify factors influences nursing job satisfaction.Methodology: Cross sectional study including 78 nurses working at oncology centers, data collection was carried out from December 2015 through February2016; direct interview was used for data collections.Results: Majority (69.2%) of participant were satisfied with nursing profession, followed by satisfaction with nurses-nurse interaction (60.3%), (56.4%) were satisfied with   level of respect at work place toward nurses,(47.4% )were Satisfied with nurse-doctor interaction, (44.9%) Satisfied with hospital policies, (35.9%) were satisfaction with autonomy; only (23.1%) were satisfied with pay. Overall level of satisfaction was reported by (34.6%) of the participants.Satisfaction  rate was higher among males(35.1%) , nursing staff  between 30-39 years of age (48.6%), married (36.4%), those who graduate from nursing college ( 77.8%), those with longer period of employment(50%), and 8 hourly shift duty (55.6%).   Significant relation with job satisfaction was found only with age and level of education with p value <0.05.Conclusions: Overall satisfaction among nursing staff working at oncology centers in Basra city was low. The majority of nursing staff were no satisfied with   pay (salary, incentives and rewards). Considerable level of dissatisfaction was found with autonomy, hospital policies, interaction with doctors, and level of respect at work place toward nurses. This study found significant relationship between job satisfaction and some demographic characteristics namely age and level of education

Keywords: Nurse, Oncology, Centers, Job satisfaction.

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