Job Satisfaction Among Nurses in the University of Port-Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Port-Harcourt, Nigeria
Central African Journal of Public Health
Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2017, Pages: 1-7
Received: Sep. 23, 2016; Accepted: Nov. 5, 2016; Published: Dec. 21, 2016
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Eme Olukemi Asuquo, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, University of Port-Harcourt, Port-Harcourt, Nigeria
John Abdulrahman Imaledo, Department of Health Promotion and Education, Faculty of Public Health, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
Chuma Thomp-Onyekwelu, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, University of Port-Harcourt, Port-Harcourt, Nigeria
Naomi Loretter Abara, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, University of Port-Harcourt, Port-Harcourt, Nigeria
Chukwuemeka Chimezie Agugua, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, University of Port-Harcourt, Port-Harcourt, Nigeria
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Abstract
Job satisfaction among Nurses was identified as an important factor and a key to achieving the Sustainable Goals in sub-Saharan Africa. It is therefore paramount to understand what motivates Nurses and to what extent they are satisfied with the organizations they work for and other contextual variables, this study therefore sought to provide information to fill in the gaps about job satisfaction among health professionals specifically Nurses in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. A descriptive cross sectional design was adopted to explore the level of job satisfaction and organizational commitment among Nurses who were randomly selected from the twelve departments in the University of Port-Harcourt Teaching Hospital. The study revealed that more than half (51%) of the respondents were satisfied with their jobs however, low pay, poor working conditions and low motivation were the principal causes of dissatisfaction. The management of the hospital should gear efforts towards correcting these lapses in order to achieve its organizational goal.
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Nurses, Job-satisfaction, Port-Harcourt, Dissatisfaction
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Eme Olukemi Asuquo, John Abdulrahman Imaledo, Chuma Thomp-Onyekwelu, Naomi Loretter Abara, Chukwuemeka Chimezie Agugua, Job Satisfaction Among Nurses in the University of Port-Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Port-Harcourt, Nigeria, Central African Journal of Public Health. Vol. 3, No. 1, 2017, pp. 1-7. doi: 10.11648/j.cajph.20170301.11
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