Work Climate Related to Job Satisfaction Among Dutch Nurse Anesthetists

Vera C.H. Meeusen*, K. Van Dam, C. Brown-Mahoney, Andre A.J. Van Zundert, Hans T.A. Knape

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Finding ways to retain nurse anesthetists in the profession to meet the increasing demands of the healthcare system is of paramount importance. The present study investigates the relationship between work climate and job satisfaction among Dutch nurse anesthetists. A questionnaire was distributed to Dutch nurse anesthetists to assess their perceptions of their work climates, and their levels of job satisfaction. Multiple regression analyses were performed to obtain the predictive value of work climate for job satisfaction. All of the work climate characteristics had statistically significant correlations to job satisfaction, and explained 20% of the variance in job satisfaction. To achieve a higher level of job satisfaction among nurse anesthetists, it is necessary to improve some essential work climate characteristics, such as: (1) making the nurse anesthetist feel an important part of the organization’s mission statement, (2) discussing progress at work, (3) giving recognition for delivered work, (4) encouraging development, and (5) providing sufficient opportunities to learn and to grow.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-70
Number of pages8
JournalAANA Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Job satisfaction
  • nurse anesthetist
  • work climate


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