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Document Type:   Thesis
Title:   Factors that Most Influence Job Satisfaction Among Cardiac Nurses in an Acute Care Setting
Author:   LaShonda Leigh Bare
College:   Nursing & Health Professions
Degree Program:   Nursing, M.S.N.
Degree:   Master of Science in Nursing
Committee Director:   Lynne Welch, EDD, RN, C-FNP
Document Availability:   Document available for World-Wide access.
Date of Defense:   07/28/2004

The purpose of this study is to determine cardiac nurses’ level of job satisfaction through an examination of the relationship between Herzberg’s motivation and hygiene factors and job satisfaction. The study used a non-experimental, quantitative design with a theoretical framework based on Herzberg’s Motivation Versus Hygiene theory. The independent variables were motivation and hygiene factors and the dependent variable was nurse job satisfaction. The Work Quality Index and a demographic survey were given to approximately 32 registered nurses at a medical center in southwestern, West Virginia. The data was collected over three weeks and was analyzed using descriptive and correlational statistics. The results showed that nurses in this sample had a moderate level of job satisfaction. It was also found that Motivation Factors and Hygiene Factors correlated almost equally with job satisfaction, meaning that nurses must be satisfied with both types of factors to be overall satisfied with their jobs.  

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