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. 2016 Aug;52(4):462-476.
doi: 10.1080/10376178.2016.1221736. Epub 2016 Aug 23.

A Meta-Analysis of the Variables Related to Job Satisfaction Among Korean Nurses


A Meta-Analysis of the Variables Related to Job Satisfaction Among Korean Nurses

So Eun Choi et al. Contemp Nurse. .


Background: The shortage of nursing workforce has been a critical and global issue and associated with job satisfaction.

Objectives: To evaluate the strength of the relationships between job satisfaction and organizational commitment, job stress, and turnover intention among Korean nurses.

Methods: Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses; Korean Education & Research Information Service, KISS, DB pia, PubMed, and CINAHL databases were searched. The meta-analysis software package, R program (version 3.0.1), was used.

Results: Thirty-eight of 1245 screened studies had appropriate data. The overall relationships were high and significant, and increased organizational commitment (WES = .62), decreased turnover intention (WES = -.47), and decreased job stress (WES = -.37) were associated with job satisfaction.

Conclusion: The strongest relationship was identified between organizational commitment and job satisfaction. These findings have important implications for improving organizational commitment to increase job satisfaction among nurses.

Keywords: job satisfaction; job stress; meta-analysis; nurse; organizational commitment; turnover intention.

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