Research Article
Volume 2 Issue 2 - 2020
Level of Nurses Job satisfaction and Associated Factors Working in Public Hospitals of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Addisu Tadesse Sahile*
Department of Public Health, Universal Medical College, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
*Corresponding Author: Addisu Tadesse Sahile, Department of Public Health, Universal Medical College, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Received: November 18, 2019; Published: January 11, 2020


Background: Job satisfaction is the affective orientation that an employee has towards their work. Job satisfaction of health workers is an important determinant of motivation; retention and performance, all of which are critical in improving the function of the health care systems. 

Objective: This study was aimed at assessing the level of job satisfaction and related factors among nurses working in public hospitals of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2014.

Methods: A cross-sectional study design was conducted in six hospitals of Addis Ababa from February 29, to April 15, 2014. In this study, 424 participants who had been working in public hospitals of Addis Ababa were selected randomly from the six hospitals. Data were collected through a self-administered questionnaire. Collected data were entered into Epi-Info 7 for windows and exported to SPSS 20 windows for analysis. Bivariate and multivariable logistic regression analysis with 95% CI were done and variables with P < 0.05 in the final model were identified as independent factors associated with nurses' job satisfaction.

Results: Two hundred fifty-three 64.8% of the respondents reported being dissatisfied with their job. Nurses who had a service years of under five years were 13.7% more satisfied than those who had service years of 5 - 10 years (AOR = 1.137, 95%CI = 1.230 - 8.185) and 56% more satisfaction level than those who had service years of 11-15 years (AOR = 1.55, 95%CI = 2.267 - 9.046). The likelihood of job satisfaction was three and a half folds higher among subjects with degree holders as compared to those who were with diploma holders (AOR = 3.46, 95%CI: 1.126 - 10.462). 

Conclusion: A low level of job satisfaction was observed in this study. The satisfaction of nurses was statistically associated with their service years and educational level. Concerned bodies should work over-identified determinants of job satisfaction among nurses. 

Keywords: Level of Job Satisfaction; Associated Factors; Nurses; Addis Ababa


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Citation: Addisu Tadesse Sahile. “Level of Nurses Job satisfaction and Associated Factors Working in Public Hospitals of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia”. EC Nursing and Healthcare 2.2 (2020): 01-07.

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