Title: Job satisfaction and resilience in psychiatric nurses: A study at the Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
year: 2017
Journal: Int J Ment Health Nurs
Volume: 26
Issue: 6
Pages: 612-619
date: Dec
ISSN: 1447-0349 (Electronic);1445-8330 (Linking)
Article Number: 28160378
Keywords: job satisfaction;mental health;nurse;nursing;psychiatric;resilience
Abstract: Job satisfaction ranks highly as one of the main factors influencing turnover rates among nurses. Mental health nursing has been reported to be a particularly stressful specialty, yet little is known about the level of job satisfaction among psychiatric nurses in Singapore. Resilience is defined as a means of adapting to stress at the workplace, and could serve as a factor influencing job satisfaction. The present study aimed to explore the current level of job satisfaction among psychiatric nurses working in the only tertiary psychiatric institution in Singapore, the influencing factors, and the relationship between resilience and job satisfaction. A survey questionnaire consisting of the following was administered to all eligible nurses working in the Institute of Mental Health between the period of 16-24 December 2014: (i) The McCloskey and Mueller Satisfaction Scale; (ii) The Resilience Scale; and (iii) sociodemographic data form. A total of 874 nurses were eligible for participation in the study, and a total of 748 nurses responded, totalling 85.6% response. A mean satisfaction score of 95.21 and mean resilience score of 125.74 were obtained. Mean satisfaction and resilience scores were the highest for nurses with longer working experience and those of older age. A positive and significant association between satisfaction and resilience scores (P = 0.001) was obtained. Psychiatric nurses in Singapore are generally satisfied with their job, but this can be further improved with the strengthening of personal resilience.
Notes: Zheng, Zhimin;Gangaram, Poornima;Xie, Huiting;Chua, Stephanie;Ong, Samantha Bee Cheng;Koh, Sioh Eng;eng;Australia;2017/02/06 06:00;Int J Ment Health Nurs. 2017 Dec;26(6):612-619. doi: 10.1111/inm.12286. Epub 2017 Feb 3.
URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28160378;http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/store/10.1111/inm.12286/asset/inm12286.pdf?v=1&t=jeqt57qb&s=d6695fbb97558a7f359168f5832c3e5a64492cb2
URI: https://open-access.imh.com.sg/handle/123456789/5107
Authors Address: Department of Community Psychiatry, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore, Singapore.;Department of Nursing, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore, Singapore.;Department of Nursing Administration, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore, Singapore.
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