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ERIC Number: ED566630
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 141
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3394-7528-8
The Relationships among Job Satisfaction, Length of Employment, and Mentoring of Nursing Faculty
Suzan, Zelda
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Walden University
The shortage of faculty in nursing education programs has been well documented by the National League for Nursing. Job satisfaction is important in retaining nurse educators, and one New York nursing program was interested in examining the potential impact of mentoring on satisfaction. The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine job satisfaction, measured by the Job Descriptive Index/Job in General scale (JDI/JIG), between nurse faculty participants in formal mentoring programs compared to participants receiving an informal type of mentoring. In addition, the length of employment was examined as a possible factor in predicting job satisfaction. The theoretical framework for the study included Knowles's theory of adult learning, Maslow's theory on motivation, and Erikson's theory of psychosocial development. Forty-nine nursing faculty completed a survey with 2 components including a faculty questionnaire and the JDI/JIG scale. Logistic regression was used to assess whether formal mentoring programs or length of employment were predictive of job satisfaction. Scores on the 6 component parts of the JDI/JIG determined job satisfaction. Neither length of employment nor formal mentoring programs were predictive of job satisfaction. Recommendations included continued research on job satisfaction with larger samples of nurse faculty. These findings will promote positive social change by informing discussions at the local site on ways to improve job satisfaction amongst nursing faculty, which could reduce the nursing faculty shortage at the local site. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York