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Preliminary study on occupational values of nursing staff in newly-built hospitals and influencing factors

FENG Qing, YU Li, GU Wei-min, JIANG Li-Juan, YUAN Qing   

  1. Ruijin Hospital North, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 201801, China
  • Online:2015-11-28 Published:2016-01-13


Objective  To investigate the current status of professional values of clinical nursing staff in two new third level hospitals, analyze the influencing factors, and take effective measures to improve the work satisfaction of nursing staff. Methods  A professional values inventory for medical staff was designed and 547 registered nurses in two new third level hospitals in Shanghai were surveyed. Results  The occupational values and work satisfaction of nursing staff were good, but the intention of demission also existed. The leisure value and external work satisfaction of nursing staff between 26 and 35 years old were better. The occupational values of married nursing staff with household income above 200000 RMB were better. The work satisfaction of nursing staff whose education levels were college or below was better. The occupational values correlated with the work satisfaction and the work satisfaction correlated with the intention of demission. Conclusion  Nursing administrators should focus on fostering correct professional values of nursing staff, create an ideal and harmonious work environment by establishing fair and open payment and promotion systems, and improve the professional identity of clinical nursing staff.

Key words: nurses in newly-built hospitals, occupational values, job satisfaction