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1. Probst JC, Baek JD, Laditka SB: The relationship between workplace environment and job satisfaction among nursing assistants: findings from a national survey. J Am Med Dir Assoc; 2010 May;11(4):246-52
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  • [Title] The relationship between workplace environment and job satisfaction among nursing assistants: findings from a national survey.
  • OBJECTIVES: To identify supervisory factors related to job satisfaction among certified nursing assistants (CNAs).
  • Although this topic has been studied at the facility and state levels, it has not previously been addressed in a nationally representative sample.
  • DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis of data from the 2004 National Nursing Assistant Survey, conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics.
  • SETTING: Nationally representative sample of nursing homes (n = 790).
  • PARTICIPANTS: Eight randomly selected CNAs from each nursing home, 4 who had been at that job for less than 1 year and 4 at the job for a year or more (n = 3011).
  • Analysis was limited to 2897 individuals working at the same facility when interviewed.
  • MEASURES: Job satisfaction was measured by a 6-item score addressing workplace morale, challenging work, benefits, salary or wages, learning new skills, and overall satisfaction.
  • Characteristics of the work environment included supervisor behavior, time pressures, organizational climate, perception that the CNA's work was valued, and whether the CNA principally cared for the same residents.
  • RESULTS: In adjusted analysis, organizational climate, supervisor behavior, sufficient time for tasks, and being valued were positively associated with job satisfaction, as were hourly earnings.
  • CONCLUSIONS: Clear communication from supervisors and evidence that the CNA function is valued were associated with job satisfaction.
  • Specific strategies, such as merit raises and job design, may increase job satisfaction.
  • [MeSH-major] Job Satisfaction. Nurses' Aides / psychology. Organizational Culture
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Cross-Sectional Studies. Female. Humans. Interprofessional Relations. Male. Middle Aged. Nursing Homes / manpower. United States

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  • [Copyright] Copyright (c) 2010 American Medical Directors Association. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
  • (PMID = 20439043.001).
  • [ISSN] 1538-9375
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J Am Med Dir Assoc
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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