Factors that influence nurses’ job satisfaction: a literature review
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Factors that influence nurses’ job satisfaction: a literature review

Mohammed Abdullah Al Maqbali Senior staff nurse, Al Buraimi Hospital, Oman

Mohammed Abdullah Al Maqbali describes a literature review that explored the reasons behind this critical issue in staff retention

Job satisfaction has become a critical issue for healthcare organisations in recent years, particularly in nursing, because of potential labour shortages, their effect on patient care, and the associated costs. Work satisfaction is a major factor in nurse retention and the delivery of high quality care, but rapid changes in healthcare services have placed more demands on nurses and this has increased the need for organisations to consider ways to sustain and improve nurses’ job satisfaction. To achieve this, they need to understand the factors that affect job satisfaction and dissatisfaction. This article reports the results of a literature review that was aimed at examining and reaching a deeper understanding of the factors related to nurses’ job satisfaction.

Nursing Management. 22, 2, 30-37. doi: 10.7748/nm.22.2.30.e1297



Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 25 September 2014

Accepted: 27 February 2015

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