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Title: Job satisfaction among nurses in Kuwait hospitals
Author: Alotaibi, M. A.
Awarding Body: University of Wales Swansea
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 2000
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The objectives of this study were to explore the levels of job satisfaction among nurses working in Kuwait hospitals, to identify those factors that influence the level of job satisfaction and dissatisfaction among these nurses, and to suggest solutions and recommendations for the nurses and the authorities in the Ministry of Health. A questionnaire and a series of interviews with nurses and managers were conducted. Data were collected from 436 nurses out of the sample of 500 in the 5 general government hospitals, representing the 5 health regions. Results showed that respondents over the age of 30 were significantly more satisfied than those below 30. The small number of Kuwait and non-Kuwaiti Arabs registered the highest levels of satisfaction, the Indians less and the Filipino were the least satisfied. Respondents who earned 200 KD or less were more satisfied than respondents in the other categories. Respondents who lived in the country for more than 6 years were more satisfied than those who had worked there for less. Interviews with nurses revealed several issues such as poor salaries, low respect from some doctors and some patients, and unhelpful nursing managers. In the Interviews with managers there was an awareness of all the issues. This awareness was not confined to the directors because they had all made some attempts to inform the ministry. From is part the ministry of Health had promised that it would try to find ways to solve such issues.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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