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Asia Pac J Public Health. 1991;5(4):331-8. doi: 10.1177/101053959100500412.

Job and life satisfaction among rural public health nurses in Taiwan.

Asia-Pacific journal of public health

S H Lee, M C Lee, M S Lee


  1. Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine, Chung Shan Medical and Dental College, Taichung, Taiwan.

PMID: 1844223 DOI: 10.1177/101053959100500412


This study sought to examine job and life satisfaction among rural public health nurses in Taiwan. All 339 public health nurses working in 31 aboriginal townships and on three offshore Islands were surveyed through a malled questionnaire to them. The survey results showed that the public health nurses were moderately satisfied with jobs and lives in general. Areas of greatest job satisfaction included relationships with community residents and with coworkers. Areas of least job satisfaction included salary and benefits, health resources available to them, and their abilities to remain knowledgeable. It is suggested that public health administrators and government legislators take immediate and effective actions to increase the economic incentives and to provide more on the job training programs for rural public health nurses.

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