Comparing Job Expectations and Satisfaction: A Pilot Study Focusing on Men in Nursing
American Journal of Nursing Science
Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2017, Pages: 396-400
Received: Aug. 22, 2017; Accepted: Sep. 7, 2017; Published: Sep. 28, 2017
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Julius Mulwa Kitutu, School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Khadejah Fahmi Mahmoud, School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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Abstract
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to evaluate undergraduate male nursing job expectations and compare it to those continuing graduate students and male nursing alumni. Principle Results: Working male nurses’ alumni had significantly higher perception of professional status compared to both baccalaureate and graduate male nursing students (p=.028). In addition, male nurses’ alumni reported higher perception of professional status compared to graduate male nursing students (p=.007). Meanwhile, baccalaureate male nursing students reported higher expectation of satisfaction with pay compared to Alumni male nurses with BSN (p=.046). Major Conclusions: The findings of this study help inform both the academic and health institutions practices regarding male nurses’ expectations and factors that influence their job satisfaction in an attempt to increase male nurses’ recruitment and retention.
Keywords
Male, Nurse, Job Satisfaction, Job Expectation
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Julius Mulwa Kitutu, Khadejah Fahmi Mahmoud, Comparing Job Expectations and Satisfaction: A Pilot Study Focusing on Men in Nursing, American Journal of Nursing Science. Vol. 6, No. 5, 2017, pp. 396-400. doi: 10.11648/j.ajns.20170605.14
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