Associations Between Nurses’ Job Satisfaction and Organisational Culture in Nursing and Supportive Treatment Wards
The aim of the study was to evaluate associations between nurses’ job satisfaction and organisational culture in nursing and supportive treatment units.
Methods. A descriptive, cross-sectional, correlative design was applied in this study.
Results. The research results revealed that the score of general job satisfaction was 148.78±15.4, which allows stating that the majority of the nurses were satisfied with their job. It was also determined that nurses’ job satisfaction was conditioned by the nature of work (18.64±3.1), supervision style (18.36±2.7) and relations with co-workers (17.42±3.7). The lowest nurses’ job satisfaction was caused by their remuneration (7.89±2.8). The respondents claimed that clan organisational culture (3.92±0.7) was prevalent in nursing and supportive treatment units followed by adhocracy type organisational culture (3.79±0.8); hierarchy (3.55±0.7) and market (3.64±0.7) were claimed to be the rarest types of organisational culture. Correlations were found between clan type organisational culture and job satisfaction items. In the case of predominant market type organisational culture, a statistically significant increase in job satisfaction items, except for satisfaction with operating conditions, was observed.
Conclusions. The majority of the nurses were satisfied with their job, especially with the nature of work and supervision style. The study did not reveal one predominant organisational culture type; however, statistically significantly more often the respondents claimed that clan culture was prevalent in comparison with hierarchy type culture. A correlation between clan organisational culture and satisfaction with relations with co-workers was determined.
Correspondence to A. Blaževičienė Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Medical Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Eivenių 4, LT-50161 Kaunas, Lithuania. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org