Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice

[Work Values Preference among hospital midwives]

GEBRINÉ ÉLES Krisztina1, SÁRVÁRY Andrea2, SÁRVÁRY Attila3, TAKÁCS Péter4, LAMPEK Kinga5

AUGUST 30, 2018

Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice - 2018;31(04)

[The Aim of the Study: The aim of the research was to explore the structure of work values among midwives. Material and Method: Cross sectional study was used with Super‘s Work Values Inventory from 13 hospitals across Hungary. Our questionnaire was divided into 370 midwives, 224 were evaluated. We calculated mean and standard deviation in descriptive statistical analysis. We did factor analysis; variance analysis and post-hoc LSD (Least Significant Difference) test. Results: The most preferred work values were altruism, finances and hierarchy. The level of education influenced the hierarchy of work values. The factor analysis separated two secondary factors: working condition and the self-realisation. There was a significant difference between midwives with OKJ education level and midwives with BSc degree (p=0,014), and other qualifications (p=0,033). Conclusions: Our results suggest that a higher level of education gives the foundation of professional competencies which enable the employee to take conscious consideration of other employee’s views in health care. ]

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  1. Debreceni Egyetem Egészségügyi Kar Védőnői Módszertani és Népegészségtani Tanszék, Nyíregyháza
  2. Debreceni Egyetem Egészségügyi Kar Pszichológiai Tanszék, Nyíregyháza
  3. Debreceni Egyetem Egészségügyi Kar Ápolástudományi Tanszék, Nyíregyháza
  4. Debreceni Egyetem Egészségügyi Kar Egészségügyi Informatikai Tanszék, Nyíregyháza
  5. Pécsi Tudományegyetem Egészségtudományi Kar Egészségfejlesztési és Népegészségtani Tanszék, Pécs

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