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ERIC Number: ED374338
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 200
Abstractor: N/A
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Job Satisfaction of Nurse Educators in a Collaborative Baccalaureate Nursing Program in Western Canada.
Berry, Beverley
A study identified the factors that influenced the job satisfaction of nurse educators involved in a change to a collaborative baccalaureate nursing program in the province of Manitoba, Canada. The total population of nurse educators from both hospital-based and university-based institutions (n=42) was surveyed. Data were collected using an investigator-designed questionnaire and the Work Environment Scale. Descriptive statistics were used to present the characteristics and associations; independent t-tests measured the differences between group means. Educators in the collaborative baccalaureate nursing program in Manitoba had a positive perception of the organizational climate and identified an increased level of job satisfaction. Respondents expressed concerns about equity between groups in relation to workload, employment benefits, role expectations, and power in decision making. Hospital-based faculty stressed job security, and university-based faculty emphasized a desire for improved peer relationships and supportive leadership. Improving communication mechanisms was identified as a way to expedite joint planning, foster understanding and respect, and enhance perceptions of equity. Recommendations based on the results were made for nursing leaders, political and postsecondary leaders, and health and education researchers. (Appendixes include 126 references, instruments, and correspondence.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada