Job-related satisfaction has the likelihood of improving care provided by nurses within the health settings. Nurses’ job satisfaction is likely to boost quality healthcare services and their commitment level. Several factors inform the job satisfaction of nurses, such as fair promotion opportunities, retention, and fringe benefits.
The study aimed to explore the main factors impacting medical-surgical nurses' job satisfaction. The existing literature revealed that work satisfaction among nurses is affected by a number of aspects.
A systematic review of studies was conducted. A total of (n=40) studies were eligible for inclusion. Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines were used to report and examine the eligibility of various studies.
The systematic review indicated the factors could be classified into four categories, including extrinsic, intrinsic, personal, and community factors. The extrinsic factors include working conditions, work environment, supervisor/management, burnout, work engagement, and mobbing/bullying. The main intrinsic factors were found to include professionalism and career identity. Personal factors included marital status, age, and level of education, whereas economic status was found to be the only community factor influencing the satisfaction of medical-surgical nurses.
The main factors influencing medical-surgical nurses include extrinsic, intrinsic, personal, and community.
Job Satisfaction, , medical-surgical nurses, intrinsic factors, extrinsic factors