September 5, 2019

Millennial nurses’ job satisfaction tied to supportive leadership

By: Judy Mathias
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Editor’s Note

This study finds that supportive leadership is the primary factor contributing to millennial nurses’ job satisfaction.

Using data from 1,006 nurses in the Professional Practice Work Environment Inventory survey, researchers found that demographic factors (ie, age, gender, race, ethnicity, work status, and experience) accounted for just 2.6% of the variance in job satisfaction, whereas supportive leadership accounted for nearly 63%.

The findings may help guide the development of strategies to enhance millennial nurse satisfaction in the workplace, the researchers say. In the US, millennials represent about 30% of the workforce.

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