Psychosocial well-being and Job Satisfaction among Nurses in the Philippines

  • Simon Akwasi Osei Adventist University of the Philippines
  • Fiskvik Boahemaa Antwi Valley View University
  • Williams Kwasi Peprah Adventist University of The Philippines
Keywords: Psychosocial wellbeing, Job satisfaction, Registered nurses


Nursing is a profession in the health care sector that is pivotal and solely focused on servinghumanity. With having to carry that burden, issues regarding mental health among nurseshave been increasing. Stress is often encountered by nurses in the workplace, whicheventually leads to burnout. Initial evidence suggests that a positive or an increase inpsychosocial well-being increases job satisfaction. The purpose of the study was to examinethe relationship between psychosocial wellbeing and job satisfaction. and examine thesignificant difference in psychological wellbeing and job satisfaction when considering age.Correlational design utilized was used where 100 registered nurses were a purposive samplefrom selected hospitals in the philippines. Psychosocial well-being was measured using CarolRyff’s Psychosocial Well-Being Questionnaire, and job satisfaction was measured using theJob Satisfaction Survey (JSS) by Paul Specter. The statistical treatment used was Pearsoncorrelation, T-Test to address the research questions. The results of the study showed thatthere was a low positive significant relationship between psychosocial wellbeing and jobsatisfaction. There was no significant difference in psychosocial wellbeing and jobsatisfaction when age was considered. The results of the study showed that registered nurseshave high psychosocial wellbeing and which makes them have high job satisfaction at theirwork environment. The study recommends that more studies should be done to identifyfactors influencing psychosocial well-being, job satisfaction, Resilience-oriented training forthe nurses are suggested to enhance resilience and protect the nurses from extensive stressand burnout as well as to benefit the organization with lower turnover rates and higher nursepatient outcome.
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Author Biography

Blesslove Pinamang Nimako is a devoted Registered Ghanaian Nurse who is currently enrolled in Master of Science in Nursing degree at the Saint Louis University, Baguio City in the Philippines. Her passion for the nursing profession has motivated her to conduct, disseminate and use research to promote the evidence-based nursing practice.


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How to Cite
NIMAKO, B., Osei, S., Antwi, F., & Peprah, W. (2019). Psychosocial well-being and Job Satisfaction among Nurses in the Philippines. Abstract Proceedings International Scholars Conference, 7(1), 244-254.

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