The Meaning of Professional Work in the Life of Nurses − Comparative Study Cover Image

Znaczenie pracy zawodowej w życiu pielęgniarek – badania porównawcze
The Meaning of Professional Work in the Life of Nurses − Comparative Study

Author(s): Julia Gorbaniuk, Maria Monika Chuchra
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Sociology, Health and medicine and law
Published by: Towarzystwo Naukowe KUL & Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II
Keywords: professional work; nurses; job satisfaction

Summary/Abstract: The profession of a nurse belongs to those professions that occupy high positions in the hierarchy of prestige. One of the main reasons for that is its great social usefulness. Although social research indicates that in their subjective assessment nurses feel undervalued. This article has an empirical character. Its purpose is to determine the differences in the assessment of nurses and women performing other professions in four areas of professional functioning: 1) job satisfaction; 2) opportunities for self-realization at work; 3) the quality of the atmosphere at the workplace; and 4) reconciliation of work and family life. During research 100 nurses and 100 people from the control group were examined. Demographic variables were controlled by selecting the respondents with the “pairing method” in terms of two variables: place of residence and age of the respondents. The questionnaire prepared for this research consisted of 28 questions. Research has revealed that nurses have greater opportunities for self-fulfilment, but with the cost of neglecting family and friends. Their job satisfaction is disrupted by a sense of undervaluation and dissatisfaction with remuneration for work.

  • Issue Year: 66/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 105-122
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Polish