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Collaboration, Training, and Support associated with Mental Health Nurse Job Satisfaction
AuthorRichards, Savanna Lynn
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Mental health disorders are very prevalent worldwide and require a large work force of mental health nurses in order to provide adequate treatment. Unfortunately, the world is currently facing a shortage of mental health nurses. Considering that poor job satisfaction is one cause of suboptimal recruitment and retention among mental health nurses, this study sought to gather more information regarding mental health nurse job satisfaction. The objective of this study was to determine if there is an association between perception of work environment characteristics of: team collaboration, staff training, staff support, and mental health nurse job satisfaction and intention to stay. By determining if there is an association between these variables, future interventions can target these variables in order to improve mental health nurse job satisfaction and thus increase mental health nurse recruitment and retention. Association of variables was assessed by collecting voluntary questionnaire responses through snowball sampling using a cross-sectional design. After statistical analysis, no significant associations were found between mental health nurse job satisfaction and work environment characteristics of: team collaboration, staff training, and staff support. However, mental health nurses who intended to stay in their current work position rated their satisfaction with their work environments noticeably higher. It was noted that there are several confounding variables such as coping strategies, work-life balance, and age-related issues. In conclusion, there may be several avenues to increasing mental health nurse satisfaction and retention.