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DUCHE-PEREZ, Aleixandre Brian  and  RIVERA GALDOS, Gabriela Lucia. Job satisfaction and happiness in Peruvian nurses. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2019, vol.18, n.54, pp.353-373.  Epub Oct 14, 2019. ISSN 1695-6141.


To analyze the relationship between job satisfaction and happiness in the nursing staff of the Alberto Seguín Escobedo EsSalud National Hospital in the city of Arequipa (Peru).


Using the quantitative method and the non-experimental, transversal-correlational design, the SL-SPC Labor Satisfaction Scale of Palma (1999) and the Happiness Scale of Alarcón (2006) were applied to a sample of 83 workers, among the 25 to 65 years old, who work as nurses.


It was found that the dimensions with higher job satisfaction in nurses are "personal development" and "task performance" (≥70, in both cases). In the case of the Happiness variable, it was identified that the "Satisfaction with Life" dimension is the one with the highest valuation (≥90, in all three cases). On the other hand, the study identified the existence of direct and inverse correlations between the study variables.


Positive associations were observed between dimensions of job satisfaction and happiness factors. The companionship and the desire to achieve a goal of personal and professional development increases the sense of happiness that nurses perceive in their work life.

Keywords : Job satisfaction; Happiness; Nurse; National Hospital Alberto Seguín Escobedo.

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