The Relationship of Job Satisfaction and Selected Demographic Characteristics of Public Health Employees

Nettie Gerstle


The purposes of this study were (a) to determine the level of job satisfaction of public health department nurses (PHNs) and employees, and (b) to identify relationships between job satisfaction and demographic characteristics. A descriptive correlational / design was used. A sample of 181 was taken from a metropolitan public health department population. Job Descriptive Index and Job in General instruments were used. Employees were satisfied with the overall job, supervision with work, not satisfied with promotional opportunities, and neutral regarding pay and co-workers. PHNs were satisfied with the overall job, supervision, work and pay, not satisfied with promotional opportunities and neutral regarding co-workers. There were several correlations between employee and PHN demographic and levels of job satisfaction.