Job satisfaction and burnout among paediatric nurses
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Purpose This study aims to determine factors of job satisfaction and burnout levels of paediatric nurses. Methods A total of 165 nurses working in paediatric clinics completed the Minnesota job satisfaction scale and the Maslach burnout scale. Findings Average scores of the emotional exhaustion and depersonalisation score were low, while personal accomplishment scores were high. A high level of job satisfaction, being married, increased age and a decreased number of assigned patients were significantly associated with a low level of burnout. Conclusions Paediatric nurses experience burnout at significant levels. The most important variable that affected job satisfaction was income. Implications for nursing practice The results of the study could guide development of strategies that might prevent or alleviate burnout of paediatric nurses.