Job satisfaction and burnout in hospital staff nurses in Taiwan

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1986-08
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Lin, Wan-Shiang
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This descriptive, correlation study was designed to test the relationship between job satisfaction and burnout in hospital staff nurses in Taiwan, Republic of China. The sample composed of 136 staff nurses, out of 250 randomly selected from 1042 staff nurses in a general hospital in Taiwan. The MJSAS and SBS-HP in Chinese language were utilized to measure job satisfaction and burnout. Data were analyzed using Pearson r. A negative relationship relationship exists between job satisfaction and burnout (r = -.57, p<.00l) • Results of the study indicated that the less the staff nurses are satisfied with their job, the greater the degree of burnout. Implications and recommendations were made for nursing education and nursing administration.

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Nursing burnout, Job satisfaction, Staff nurses, Taiwan
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