Revista Habanera de Ciencias Médicas
versão On-line ISSN 1729-519X
HERNANDEZ LEDESMA, Yunia; AGUIRRE RAYA, Dalila A; DIAZ DIAZ, Bárbara e CURBELO, Juan Carlos. Job satisfaction among nurses of primary health care municipality of Pinar del Rio, 2009. Rev haban cienc méd [online]. 2010, vol.9, n.3, pp. 441-451. ISSN 1729-519X.
The nursing profession, given the conditions in which the work of the nurse unfolds: in close contact with people in pain, the long-hour shifts, and the diverse gamut of functions that he/she is in charge of, is not the most favorable to develop work satisfaction. The objective of the study was to determine the level of work satisfaction of the nursing human resources who work at the primary health care. A descriptive study that permitted the analysis of the degree of satisfaction of nurses with their work, was carried out. The universe was comprised of all the nursing human resources who work at the primary health care in the municipality of Pinar del Río, Cuba for a grand total of 780 nurses. For the selection of the sample a probabilistic random stratified sample was used. The strata corresponded with the level or qualification obtained, and the randomized sample choice for each subject. A probabilistic sample of n=160 nurses was taken, which guaranteed an approximate precision of 5%. At the empirical level a survey/questionnaire for measuring work satisfaction was used. For the statistical analysis of the results the SPSS program version 11.0, the Chi square was used so as to establish the association between variables. It could be verified that the nursing personnel is moderately satisfied. The study offers a diagnosis of work satisfaction among nurses at the primary health care.
Palavras-chave : Work satisfaction; nursing; work.