Accession Number:

ADA209552

Title:

The Ten-Hour Shift on Trial at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital: A study Of Staff Nurse Perceptions of Their Job Satisfaction

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis, Jul 1983-Jul 1984

Corporate Author:

ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-07-31

Pagination or Media Count:

97.0

Abstract:

This study examined implementation of a ten hour shift to determine the impact on the perception of job satisfaction of registered nurses. The shifts of selected nurses were changed to a length of ten hours. The nurses were then given an attitude survey to measure their job satisfaction. The change of shift length produced an increase in the job satisfaction of the nurses that changed shift lengths. There were minor problems encountered due to the non- professional nursing staff not changing shifts at the same time. The author concluded that ten hour shifts were not only feasible in military health care facilities, but that they offered advantages in employee satisfaction and work performance.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE