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Evaluation of the relationship between the dimensions of the nurses’ quality of working life and social desirability in Fars province, Iran

(2016) Evaluation of the relationship between the dimensions of the nurses’ quality of working life and social desirability in Fars province, Iran. Journal of Kerman University of Medical Sciences.

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Abstract

Background & Aimes: The nurses’ quality of working life (QWL) influences the quality of health services provided by them and can be affected by several factors. In this study, we assessed the effect of social desirability on nurses’ QWL in Fars province, southern Iran. Methods: In this cross-sectional descriptive and analytic study in 2014, 331 nurses were selected from 7 cities of Fars province using multistage cluster sampling method. Data collection was carried out using Marlowe-Crowne Social Desirability Scale and Work-Related Quality of Life Scale of University of Portsmouth. Multivariate regression model was applied to estimate the simultaneous effects of factors. Results: 22.1 of studied nurces were men and 63.9 were married. The nurses’ mean age and work-experience period were 31.26 ± 6.52 and 6.07 + 5.72 years, respectively. Variables such as age, marital status, working experience, employment type, administrative responsibilities and shift work had significant relationship with some of the dimensions, and the social desirability variable was effective on all the dimensions of the QWL (P < 0.05). 22.8 of nurses had low, 70.9 had moderate and 6.3 had high social desirability. Conclusion: Regarding the relationship between the social desirability and all dimensions the QWL, it is necessary for health system managers to provide appropriate strategies, such as in-service training, to increase the social desirability for nursing. Increasing social desirability, support of nurses in their workplace and creating a safe environment for them would improve nurses’ QWL. © 2016, Kerman University of Medical Sciences. All rights reserved.

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Keywords: city; employment; human; human experiment; in service training; information processing; male; manager; Marlowe-Crowne Social Desirability Scale; marriage; married person; model; nurse; quality of working life; responsibility; shift worker; social desirability; statistical model; university; work experience; workplace
Subjects: History of Medicine. Medical Miscellany > WZ 305-350 Miscellany Relating to Medicine
Divisions: Education Vice-Chancellor Department > Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery > Department of Nursing
Depositing User: مهندس هدی فهیم پور
URI: http://eprints.hums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4083

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