The Relationships between Use of Interpersonal Communication Skills and Job Satisfaction among Nurses working in Psychiatric Wards at Teaching Hospitals in Baghdad City
Keywords:Interpersonal Communication Skills, Job Satisfaction
Objectives: To find out the relationship between interpersonal communication skills and job satisfaction among nurses working in psychiatric wards, to find out the relationship between interpersonal communication skills, and demographic characteristics among nurses working in psychiatric wards.
Methodology: A descriptive study, was used for the present study. That was carried out from the 13the Januarys, 2021 to march,2022 in order to determine relationships between use of interpersonal communication skills and job satisfaction among nurses working in psychiatric wards at teaching hospitals in Baghdad city. A convenient (non-probability) sample was used in this study that composed of (70) nurses are working in psychiatric ward, at teaching hospitals in Baghdad City.
Results: The results of this study show no significant correlation between interpersonal communication skills and job satisfaction among nurses working at psychiatric wards. While no significant relationship has been reported between use of interpersonal communication and demographic characteristics among nurses who are working at psychiatric wards, except Social Status and Qualifications of Nurses show significant relationship (reverse correlation).
Recommendations: The study recommended Continuing education through, communication skill training programs, attending conference to nursing staff in general and psychiatric hospitals for teamwork collaboration to enhance communication skills within health institution, are recommended for nurses, and Suggested to Ministry of Health and Finance for improving the payment and incentives for nurses through develop a new salary scale strategy for male and female nurses commensurate with the high cost of living
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