Job engagement and satisfaction are associated with nurse caring behaviours: A cross-sectional study

Janet Alexis A. De Los Santos*, Leodoro J. Labrague

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Background: There is a scarcity of literature assessing the impact of job engagement and satisfaction in the nurse's caring behaviours. This study aims to identify how these factors affect the caring behaviours of nurses. Methods: This study used a cross-sectional design and employed self-report questionnaires. A total of 549 nurses from private and government hospitals participated in the survey conducted in the year 2019. Descriptive and inferential statistics were utilized to analyse the data. Results: Results revealed that the nurses display high caring behaviours and job engagement and moderate sense of satisfaction. Remarkably, there are no profile variables significantly related to the nurse's caring behaviours. Findings suggest that job engagement and satisfaction are significantly associated with the nurses’ caring behaviours. Conclusion: Factors such as job engagement and satisfaction affect nurses’ caring behaviours. Implications to Nursing Management: Health organisations must provide strategies to increase job engagement and satisfaction of nurses to yield high caring behaviours, which is vital to the achievement of patient safety.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2234-2242
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Nursing Management
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jun 4 2021


  • caring behaviours
  • job engagement
  • job satisfaction
  • nurses
  • nursing
  • Philippines

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management


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