International journal of Caring Sciences, vol.10, no.2, pp.802-812, 2017 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)
Aim: The research was conducted to determine job satisfaction and motivation levels of midwives/nurses
working in family health centres.
Methodology: The sample for this descriptive study consists of 97 midwives/nurses all working in Family
Health Centres located in a city centre in Turkey. The data were collected using the Personal Information Form,
the Minnesota Satisfaction Scale and the Motivation Sources Inventory.
Results: It was found that there was a statistically significant difference between number of years in the
profession/job, career breaks, practising the profession voluntarily, personal suitability of the profession, the
state of having problems in the working environment and the internal, external, general satisfaction average
scores; and between number of years in the profession/job and the total motivation sources inventory average
scores (p ˂ 0.05). There was a statistically positive significant difference between internal satisfaction and
external satisfaction scores (r = 0.747; p = 0.000), between internal satisfaction and general satisfaction scores (r
= 0.955; p = 0.000), between external satisfaction and general satisfaction scores (r = 0.910; p = 0.000).
Conclusions: Midwives/nurses who worked for 6–10 years, who never stopped working, who do not practise the
profession voluntarily, who think this profession is not suitable for them and who have problems in their
working environments, have lower internal, external and general satisfaction. The total motivation scores of
midwives/nurses who worked for 11 years and more are low. As the internal satisfaction scores of
midwives/nurses increase, the external satisfaction scores and general satisfaction scores increase; as their
external satisfaction scores increase, their general satisfaction scores also increase.
Key Words: Family health centres, midwife/nurse, job satisfaction, motivation, Turkey