Korean J Occup Health Nurs.  2011 Aug;20(2):204-211.

A Study on Occupational Satisfaction and Stress of Visiting Nurses at District Health Centers in Chungnam Province

Affiliations
  • 1Chungnam Health Promotion Research Institute, Korea.
  • 2College of Nursing, Chungnam National University, Korea. hlkim@cnu.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study is to identify visiting nurses' occupational satisfaction and their stress who are working at district health centers in Chungnam province.
METHODS
The subjects of the study were 109 visiting nurses of 16 district health centers in Chungnam province. The data were collected by self report questionnaires from March 1 to 31, 2010. The data were analyzed by Cronbach's alpha, t-test, ANOVA (Sheffe's test), and correlation coefficient using the SPSS program.
RESULTS
The results of this study were as follows. The occupational stress level of the subjects was 46.7 and the level of subjects' occupational satisfaction was 2.46. There was a significant negative correlation between occupational satisfaction and occupational stress (r=-.627).
CONCLUSION
The occupational stress level of the subjects, and stress levels of 'work environment,' 'job insecurity' and 'organizational structure' were higher than those of the Korean women workers' standard. The level of subjects' occupational satisfaction was lower than that of the nurse practitioners. There was a significant correlation among occupational stress and 'burden of workload' and 'visiting nurse career'. The study showed that occupational stress was correlated with occupational satisfaction. The results suggest that further follow-up study on visiting nurse is necessary to relieve their occupational stress and increase occupational satisfaction.

Keyword

Visiting nurse; Occupational stress; Occupational satisfaction
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