Effect of Job Satisfaction on Empathic Skills among Oncology Nurses at Kirkuk City
Keywords:Effect, Job satisfaction, empathic skills, oncology nurses.
Background: Nursing care delivered to the patients by using physical, mental, social, spiritual and emotional
skills. Increasing the level of job satisfaction can promote the level of empathy skills. Thus improving
nursing care quality
Objectives: The aims of the study were to assess of the level of job satisfaction and the level of empathy
skills, as well as to assess the effect of job satisfaction on empathy skills among oncology nurses.
Methodology: A correlational study (quantitative design) was carried out at oncology and hematology
disease center at Kirkuk city for oncology nurses from first of February, 2020, up to the first of October,
2020. A purposive sampling (non- probability) of (56) oncology nursesboth males and females was selected.
The instrument used in the study was designed by the researchers according to the previous literaturesto
achieve the purposes of the study. The instrument of the study was consisting of fourparts: thefirst part was
the demographical data of the participants, the second part was the Occupational data. The third Part was the
Job Satisfaction Scale. And the fourth part was the nurses Empathy skills level. The data collection process
wereutilized by using self-report technique. The data analysis were by using the descriptive statistical
analysis (frequency and percentage) and inferential statistical analysis (Pearson correlation).
Results: The results of the study demonstrate that (80%) of the nurses were dissatisfied regarding nursing
job,also the results demonstrate that (64 %) of the participants having moderate empathy skill level, (32 %)
of the participants having low empathy skills level.
Conclusions: The study concluded that job satisfaction have clear effect on empathy skills among oncology
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