J Korean Acad Nurs Adm.  2011 Mar;17(1):14-21.

Study on Male Nurses' Gender Stereotype and Job Satisfaction

Affiliations
  • 1Eulji Hospital, Korea.
  • 2Department of Nursing, Eulji University, Korea. chusu@eulji.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study was conducted to investigate gender stereotype and job satisfaction, and to identify the relationship between gender stereotype and job satisfaction in male nurses.
METHODS
The participants were 165 male nurses who worked in the Seoul, Gyeonggi and Daejeon areas. Data were collected from August 31th, 2009 to October 15th, 2009. A survey questionnaire was used to measure demographics, gender-role identity, gender stereotype and job satisfaction. Data were analyzed using SPSS/Win 12.0 version.
RESULTS
The mean score for gender stereotype was 2.81 points out of a possible 5. There were statistically significant differences in gender stereotype by general characteristics such as career in the current department (F=5.249, p=.007) and position (t=2.547, p=.012). The scores for gender stereotype were significantly higher in the group with less than five years in the current department and in the staff nurse group. The mean score for job satisfaction was 2.95 out of a possible 5. There was a significant negative correlation between gender stereotype and job satisfaction.
CONCLUSIONS
Development of educational programs is required to improve the gender stereotype.

Keyword

Male nurse; Gender stereotype; Job satisfaction

MeSH Terms

Demography
Gender Identity
Humans
Job Satisfaction
Male
Nurses, Male
Surveys and Questionnaires
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