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Factors Associated With Work Satisfaction of Registered Nurses
Pages 12 (3012 words)
The current study seeks to “examine the factors that influence the work satisfaction of a national sample of registered nurses in metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs)” and the authors have succeeded in offering adequate background information of the issue. …
The research paper by the authors justify the title of the article “Factors Associated With Work Satisfaction of Registered Nurses” as the article successfully identifies and brings out the major factors (both old and new) affect the satisfaction of RNs. Analyzing the qualifications of the authors one can clearly understand that they are competent enough to conduct such an original study. While Kovner, Brewer, and Yow-Wu Wu are eminent professors and possess doctorates in nursing both Cheng and Suzuki are studious doctoral candidates in nursing. The abstract of the article provides a concise summary of the aims, research design, methods, samplings, and findings of the study. The authors, in the abstract, makes it clear that the aims of the study is “to examine the factors that influence the work satisfaction of a national sample of registered nurses in metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs)” and ‘ a cross-sectional mailed survey design’ was employed for the research.
The authors have taken special efforts to document the most recent studies in the literature review. The literature review consists of recent references. As the article was published in 2006, it can be observed that of the 49 sources used in the article 42 belong to the last 10 years (from 1996-2006) whereas 19 of them are from the last five years (from 2001-2005). Certain contradictions in the findings of the literature such as the relationship between distributive justice and work satisfaction have also been pointed out. However, the researchers have failed to provide a detailed description of the previous studies.
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