The purpose of this descriptive correlation study was to examine the relationship between motivation and job satisfaction among hospital nurses. Nurses who worked at a regional teaching hospital in Taipei for at least 6 month prior to the study were recruited based on a stratified sampling method. A total number of 330 nurses participated in this study and 290 completed questionnaires were analyzed (response rate: 87.9%). Nurses were asked to complete two self-reported questionnaires, the motivation scale and the job satisfaction questionnaire. The average score of motivation was 3.29 on a 1 to 5 scale. Intrinsic motivation score was found to be higher than extrinsic motivation score. The lowest average score among all motivation domains was financial motivation. The average score of job satisfaction was 3.18. Nurses were most satisfied with co-workers and least satisfied with promotion prospects and personal growth. Motivation was found to be positively associated with job satisfaction level (r=.62, p＜.001). About 43% of the variation of job satisfaction could be explained by the motivation (p＜.001). The most significant predictor for job satisfaction was the extrinsic motivation. It is recommended that hospital administrators should focus on motivation and improve methods of motivation to increase nurses' job satisfaction.
|Original language||Traditional Chinese|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|