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Medicina y Seguridad del Trabajo

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DIAZ ECHENIQUE, María Sara; STIMOLO, María Inés  y  CARO, Norma Patricia. Ob Satisfaction and Professional Wear Syndrome of Nurses Working in Public Hospitals of Córdoba-Argentina. Med. segur. trab. [online]. 2010, vol.56, n.218, pp.22-38. ISSN 0465-546X.

The lack of job satisfaction added each person´s own characteristics would function as determining factors in the appearance of the Burnout Syndrome (BO) which is a job illness that affects professionals who are exposed to unfavorable psychosocial conditions in their labor environment. The aim of this investigation was to determine the level of job dissatisfaction, the prevalence of BO and its relationship with socio demographic variables, in professional nurses working in public hospitals of Cordoba, Argentina, based on the hypothesis that there is a direct relationship between the lack of job satisfaction and BO. Professional nurses were selected and they were provided with a socio demographic survey, a questionnaire of job satisfaction and the Maslach Burnout Inventory. From a quantitative study applying different statistical methodologies like: Multiple Correspondence Analysis (MCA), Logistic Regression and Contrasts of Independence for ordinary variables, the studied population was classified as satisfied and very satisfied. However, almost a quarter suffer from some grade of BO. Some BO risk or some of its three components are established to those people who are over 40 years old, without children and live outside the Province. They are not satisfied with their jobs and they work mainly in provincial hospitals.

Palabras clave : Burnout; Job satisfaction; MCA; Logistic Regression; Contrasts of Independence.

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