Date of Award
Doctor of Education
Dr. Edgar A. Kelley
Dr. David Cowden
Dr. Robert M. Brashear
The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not there was a positive and significant relationship between nurses' perceptions of self-esteem and job satisfaction. The review of related literature led to the development of a primary research hypothesis: There is a positive and significant relationship between self-esteem and job satisfaction of nurses. Two additional secondary hypotheses were developed to look at the relationship of self-esteem and job satisfaction with selected demographic characteristics.
The sample consisted of 48 full-time registered nurses employed as public health nurses by a health department. The health centers are located in a southeastern Michigan county. The instruments used in this study were the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale and the Brayfield-Rothe Index of Job Satisfaction.
The primary research question (Is there a positive and significant relationship between self-esteem and job satisfaction for nurses?) was answered by the findings. There was a positive Pearson product-moment correlation (.164); however, this relationship was not statistically significant (p <.05 for the alpha level). Given the findings for the primary research hypothesis, the findings for the secondary research hypotheses were not reported.
Wickett, Dolores Davis, "Nurses' Perceptions of Self-Esteem and Job Satisfaction" (1989). Dissertations. 2140.