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Factors Affecting Tuberculosis (TB) Control Nurses' Job Satisfaction
Jin Beom Lee, Young Im Kim, Hyo Geun Geun
Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing 2014;25(2):128-136.
Published online: June 30, 2014
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1Education & Training Department, The Korean Institute of Tuberculosis, Cheongwon, Korea.

2Department of Nursing, Korea National Open University, Seoul, Korea.

3Department of Nursing, Daegu Haany University, Daegu, Korea.

• Received: April 2, 2014   • Revised: June 3, 2014   • Accepted: June 24, 2014

© 2014 Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing

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  • Purpose
    The purpose of this study was to investigate factors associated with perceived job satisfaction of TB control nurses in Korea.
  • Methods
    This study employed a descriptive survey research design using data for 189 TB control nurses. Variables included in this study were demographic, social, and work-related characteristics (including job stress), and job satisfaction. ANOVA, t-test,and multiple regression analyses were performed using SPSS/WIN 19.0 program.
  • Results
    The mean value of perceived job satisfaction was lower in the subjects (2.9±0.41) than in general nurses working in other departments. In multiple regression analysis, factors associated with TB control nurses' job satisfaction were job stress (β=-.281, p<.001), marital status (β=-.229, p<.001), and the number of TB control nurses employed (β=.200, p<.001).
  • Conclusion
    The results of this study showed that job satisfaction was associated more significantly with job-related characteristics than with non-job-related variables in workplace. Along with increased TB control nurse staffing, efforts should be made to reduce negative workplace issues such as job stress and inappropriate pay to improve the subject's job satisfaction.
Table 1
Perceived Job Satisfaction of Tuberculosis Control Nurses (N=189)
Table 2
Tuberculosis Control Nurses' Job Satisfaction according to Socio-demographic and Job-related Characteristics (N=189)


Table 3
Correlations among Variables Affecting Tuberculosis Control Nurses' Perceived Job Satisfaction


Table 4
Factors affecting Tuberculosis Control Nurses' Job Satisfaction


This article is a revision of the first author's master's thesis from Korea National Open University.

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