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The Relationship Between Workplace Environment and Job Satisfaction Among Nursing Assistants: Findings From a National Survey

Journal Article
January 1, 2010

Drawing on data from the 2004 National Nursing Assistant Survey, this study measures the associations between job satisfaction for certified nursing assistants (CNAs) and a range of workplace characteristics, including supervision, time pressures, organizational climate, perception of CNA value, and consistent assignment.

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Key Takeaways

Organizational climate, supervisory behavior, and feeling valued were all associated with job satisfaction.
Job satisfaction was also positively associated with hourly wages.
Specific strategies, such as merit raises and job design improvements, can increase job satisfaction.

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