Reassessing nurse aide job satisfaction in a Texas nursing home

Mark Andrew Thompson, Kathleen K. Horne, Timothy R. Huerta

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Abstract

This article reports a study that replicates and extends Castle's 2007 study by examining factors related to satisfaction of nurse aides at Carillon House, a 120-bed nonprofit skilled nursing facility in Lubbock, Texas. The Nursing Home Nurse Aide Job Satisfaction Questionnaire was adapted to allow for the collection of qualitative responses and administered to the nursing staff. The results suggest that satisfaction among nurse aides is related to rewards, workload, and the team environment created among coworkers. These findings differ from what is generally found in the literature and may be related to the higher-than-average satisfaction rating of nurse aides at this facility. The study provides evidence that large-scale surveys may have ignored a stratified effect where higher satisfaction organizations have different driving forces than what has been demonstrated in the literature to date.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-49
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Gerontological Nursing
Volume37
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Reassessing nurse aide job satisfaction in a Texas nursing home. / Thompson, Mark Andrew; Horne, Kathleen K.; Huerta, Timothy R.

In: Journal of Gerontological Nursing, Vol. 37, No. 9, 01.01.2011, p. 42-49.

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Thompson, Mark Andrew ; Horne, Kathleen K. ; Huerta, Timothy R. / Reassessing nurse aide job satisfaction in a Texas nursing home. In: Journal of Gerontological Nursing. 2011 ; Vol. 37, No. 9. pp. 42-49.
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