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ERIC Number: ED568222
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 88
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3038-4328-0
A Study of the Effect of the Type and Timing of Professional Development and Job Satisfaction in the Nurse Faculty Role
Noble-Britton, Pinky A.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
The ability to adapt to one's profession and display satisfaction while in that role has been a subject of discussion for educators. This quantitative, cross-sectional survey examined how types of professional development activities and their timing affected job satisfaction among nurse faculty members in Tennessee. Results indicated that the types and timing of professional development training that nurses engaged in did not significantly increase job satisfaction. Additionally, findings indicated that as job satisfaction from the participants' professional opportunities increased, so did job satisfaction from participants' control and responsibility. Two hundred and ninety (290) nurse faculty members were invited to participate in an online survey adapted from a well-established measure for job satisfaction of nurses. The Mueller/McCloskey Satisfaction Scale (MMSS) is an 11-item questionnaire. Descriptive analyses and Pearson correlations of four subscales of the MMSS as well as MMSS individualized questions were performed. Participants' mean scores were consistent at the 2.2 to 3.6 level as a group. However, in the analysis of the MMSS subscale related to control and responsibility as well as professional opportunity, there was a correlation coefficient of 0.837, which was significant at the 0.001 level. Implications for future research highlight the need for further inquiry into institutions' policies regarding professional development. A further look into the structure of each professional development program and the motivational influences utilized for such programs can offer insight into how the timing of activities can improve faculty members' adaptation to their role in an effort to increase job satisfaction. [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: Tennessee