Asian Nurs Res.  2019 Aug;13(3):216-220. 10.1016/j.anr.2019.07.001.

A Web-based Survey of Marital Quality and Job Satisfaction among Chinese Nurses

Affiliations
  • 1School of Health Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China.
  • 2Department of Psychology, Hubei Provincial Corps Hospital, Chinese People Armed Police Forces, Wuhan, China. doctor-zhouwenbin@163.com
  • 3School of Nursing, Hubei University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Wuhan, China.
  • 4Renmin Hospital, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China.

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study aimed to use a web-based survey to investigate the correlation between job satisfaction and marital quality and to identify the association of demographics with job satisfaction and marital quality.
METHODS
Married nurses (N = 2,296) completed the questionnaires. Correlations and linear regression analyses were carried out.
RESULTS
Both marital quality and job satisfaction were relatively low. Additionally, marital quality was positively correlated with job satisfaction. Age, marital status (in years) and average daily hours spent with spouse had positive impact on job satisfaction. Multiple linear regression analyses showed that age, monthly income, average daily hours spent with spouse and marital quality were positively associated with job satisfaction.
CONCLUSION
Because of the shifts nurses working, there is little time for nurses to spend with their spouses and family. It is recommended that hospital leaders could provide more flexibility with nurses' shift choices so nurses can arrange their work-life balance better. Other considerations like reducing workload and reducing working hours should be promoted as options. Nurse managers could offer counseling services including strategies to cope with the balance between work and life. This effort could improve job satisfaction and reduce the rate of turnover of nurses.

Keyword

China; job satisfaction; marital status; nurses; work-life balance

MeSH Terms

Asian Continental Ancestry Group*
China
Counseling
Demography
Humans
Job Satisfaction*
Linear Models
Marital Status
Nurse Administrators
Pliability
Spouses
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