The relationship between the work moral climate with Iranian nurses' job satisfaction

Soodabeh Joulaee, Hamidreza Jalili, Forough Rafiee, Hamid Haghani, Fatemeh Haji Babaee

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The moral climate is an essential component of work space. That affects both the organization's staff and work output this study aimed to provide an understanding of the relationship between the moral climates with job satisfaction among the nurses. This is a cross sectional and co relational study in which 210 nurses working in selected wards of educational centers of Tehran University of Medical Sciences in 2010 were selected. The data collection tools included a questionnaire for the demographic data, Olson moral climate questionnaire and Minnesota job satisfaction questionnaire.  Our findings suggest a significant relationship between the moral climate and job satisfaction of nurses (r = 0.39, P ≤ 0.001); the better the moral climate in the nurses point of view, the higher their job satisfaction. Among the demographic variables, working shift            (p = 0.02), income level (p = 0.00) and type of duties allocation among the nurses (p = 0.02) had a significant relationship with job satisfaction.

The authorities should pay more attention to the importance of the factors influencing job motivation among the nurses.


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Moral climate; Nurses; Job satisfaction

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