The purpose of this study was to investigate the impacts of practice environmental variables on job satisfaction of Taiwan's nurse practitioners(NP). Systematic sampling was adopted in this study. Active members of the Taiwan Association of Nurse Practitioner(TANP) were notified by the website and filled out the research questionnaire. Questionnaires include demographic and practice information and the Nurse Practitioner Primary Care Organizational Climate Questionnaire(NP-PCOCQ). During March 1 to March 31 of 2019 there were 1,030 NPs completed the on-line questionnaire. Among them, 930 valid questionnaires were used for data analysis by SPSS., Descriptive statistics, analysis of variance and multiple regression analysis were used for data analysis. The results showed that 95% of NPs are female, with an average age of 41.17 years old, nearly 70% were married. The education level mainly was university (73.76%), followed by the graduate school (19.34%). The average working experience of NPs was 8.78 years (SD = 3.91), the top-two specialty of NP license were mainly internal medicine (46.62%), and surgery (42.71%). Majority of NPs worked in day shift (55.5%) and took care of 13.27 patients daily (SD = 5.41). However, NPs felt a high level of working stress (M = 71.4, range = 0-100) and 23% of them were considering leave current job. The overall job satisfaction was regarded as moderate level (M = 3.87, range = 1-6). Overall, 84.4% of NPs were satisfied with their job, particularly with dimension of challenge and professional autonomy. The results of stepwise regression analysis showed that NPs who will work for another year, working stress, hospital encourages continue education, the supervision of attending physicians, and NPs professional autonomy had influences on job satisfaction. All those variables explained 32% of variance in job satisfaction (R^2 = .32, p ＜ .001), and NPs' intention to leave the job within one year was the most important factor affecting the job satisfaction. The results of the study provided the vital information for medical institutions which hire nurse practitioners. Hospital administrators are strongly encouraged to upgrade the working conditions in order to promote job satisfaction of nurse practitioners.
|Translated title of the contribution||The Impact of Practice Environment on Job Satisfaction of Nurse Practitioners in Taiwan: A National Survey|
|Original language||Chinese (Traditional)|
|State||Published - 1 Jun 2021|
- acute care nurse practitioner
- practicing environment
- job satisfaction