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Journal of Korean Critical Care Nursing 2015;8(1):62-70.
Published online June 30, 2015.

응급실 간호사의 전문직 자율성과 전문직 자아개념이 직무만족도에 미치는 영향
박지애, 여정희
1동남권원자력의학원
2동아대학교 의과대학 간호학과
Effect of Professional Autonomy and Professional Self-concept on Job Satisfaction of Emergency Nurses
Ji Ae Park, Jung Hee Yeo
1Dongnam Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences
2Department of Nursing, Dong-A University
Abstract
Purpose
This study is a descriptive research study to determine the level of professional autonomy, professional self-concept, and job satisfaction of emergency nurses, and to investigate their correlations and verify the effects of professional autonomy and professional self-concept on job satisfaction.
Method
The subjects were 189 emergency nurses with a work experience of 1 year or more, in 14 hospitals located in B and U Metropolitan Cities. The study was conducted from July 20, 2014, to August 30, 2014. The measurement instruments for professional autonomy, professional self-concept, and job satisfaction were used as the measurement tools. The collected data were analyzed using the t-test, analysis of variance, Scheffe's test, Pearson's correlation coefficient, and multiple linear regression.
Results
Job satisfaction among emergency nurses showed a significant positive correlation with professional autonomy (r=.28, p <.001), and with professional selfconcept (r=.50, p <.001) with sub-areas of professional practice (r=.79, p <.001), satisfaction (r=.64, p <.001), and communication (r=.25, p <.001). Factors affecting job satisfaction were satisfaction (${eta}$=0.60, p <.001), followed by low professional autonomy (${eta}$=-0.24, p <.001) and communication (${eta}$=0.14, p =.008), which accounted in total for 48.3% of the effect.
Conclusion
This study suggests that enhancing professional satisfaction, maintaining proper communication, and securing autonomy are required to improve the job satisfaction among emergency nurses.
Key Words: Emergency, Professional autonomy, Self-concept, Job satisfaction


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