Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2019 , Vol 10, Issue 4
Determination of The Job Satisfaction of Nurses of Different Generations
Fatma Dursun Ergezen1,Hazal Afşar1,Yasin Karateke1,Serpil İnce1
1Akdeniz Üniversitesi, Hemşirelik, Antalya, Türkiye DOI : 10.31067/0.2019.221 Objectives: The purpose of this study is to determine the job satisfaction of nurses of different generations who work in a university hospital.

Methods: This descriptive research was performed with the 204 nurses who work in a university hospital. The research data were collected with the "Nurse Identification Form" and "Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire". Descriptive statistics, Kruskal Wallis and Mann-Whitney U Test were used for the evaluation of research data.

Results: It has been found that most 89,7% of the participants were females, 78,9% had bachelor"s degree, 36,8% work in intensive care unit, 27,9% work in internal diseases clinic, 24,5% work in surgery clinic and 10,8% work in polyclinics. 2.9% of the nurses are in Baby Boomers, 24.5% are in Generation X and 72.5% are in Generation Y. The average score for job satisfaction was found to be 69.02±1.32 for Baby Boomers nurses while it was 61±1.51 for Generation X nurses and 57.19±1.08 for Generation Y nurses. A statistically significant difference was detected between the average scores of nurses for job satisfaction in different generations (p<0,05). Job satisfaction was higher in Baby Boomers compared to those of both X and Y Generation.

Conclusion: As a result of the study, it was found that the job satisfaction of Baby Boomers nurses was higher than the other generations. To increase nurses" job satisfaction, it is recommended to make appropriate interventions and investigate the results. Keywords : Nursing, generation, job satisfaction, minnesota satisfaction questionnaire