Fang-Yi Wang

Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department / School

Graduate Nursing

First Advisor

Roberta Olson


The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between selected variables and work related variables as pertinent to nurses' job satisfaction and turnover. The sample for this study consisted of 200 registered nurses randomly selected by computer by date of birth from a total possible 1,000 population at a large midwest hospital, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The instruments used were three self-administered questionnaires: Demographic Data Questionnaire, Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire, and Anticipated Turnover Scale. The conceptual framework for this study was the Causal ·Model developed by Price and Mueller (1981). One hundred questionnaires were returned, 50%, that yielded 98 usable data forms. The results indicated that there were four primary areas of job satisfaction at the Hospital. There were (a) hospital remodeling that made the work environment more convenient; (b) shared governance management that increased their participation in decision[1]making; (c) self-schedualing [sic] that increased their sense of control and autonomy; and (d) increased education and training opportunity [sic]. The significant relationship among having children, marital status, anticipated turnover, and nurses' job satisfaction were found to support Price and Mueller's Causal Model. There were new variables found in this study which could be included in the Causal Model for the hospital.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Nurses -- Job satisfaction -- South Dakota
Labor turnover




South Dakota State University



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