Perioperative role and levels of job satisfaction among operating room nurses

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1986-05
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Smith, Anne
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A study was undertaken to investigate the effect of practicing the perioperative role on job satisfaction among operating room nurses. As a theoretical framework, Herzberg's motivation to work theory was used. The study addressed whether operating room nurses who routinely used perioperative role in their nursing practice achieved a higher level of job satisfaction than operating room nurses who do not use perioperative role. The instrument utilized for assessing job satisfaction was the Index of Work Satisfaction (Stamps, 1978), which examined task requirements, organizational requirements, job status, pay, interaction, and autonomy as factors related to nurses' perceived job satisfaction. Returned questionnaires from a nationwide sample of 47 active members of the Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN) were evaluated. Job satisfaction among active AORN operating room nurses who practice the perioperative role was not significantly different from those active AORN operating room nurses who do not practice the perioperative role.

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