Correlation between Career Ladder, Continuing Professional Development and Nurse Satisfaction: A Case Study in Indonesia

Rr. Tutik Sri Hariyati, Kumiko Igarashi, Yuma Fujinami, F. Sri Susilaningsih, Prayenti

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In general, the majority of health professions in hospitals are occupied by nurses; thus, nurses play crucial roles in health services and hold the responsibility of delivering a care to patients professionally and safely. Therefore, the ability to prevent and minimizing errors they may make also is imperative. The purpose of this research is to identify nurse's perception of the Career Ladder System (CLS), Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for nurses and correlation between perception and nurse's job satisfaction. A descriptive, non-experimental survey method was used for this study. Survey was conducted at eight hospitals. The answerers were selected by proportional sampling and sample size was 1487 nurses. Data was analyzed by using Descriptive and Correlation Spearmen and The Mines Job Satisfaction Scale (MNPJSS). Finding: There is a positive correlation between the CPD and the satisfaction of nurses, where the better perception of the CPD will increasing nurse satisfaction, whereas a negative correlation was found between the implementation of the system and satisfaction. Implication: A good understanding of the implementation of the CLS would increase expectations of nurses and if expectations are not achieved, it would reduce the satisfaction. The results of this research should be used as opportunities for improvement in the implementation of nursing career system in 8 hospitals Indonesia.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1490-1497
JournalInternational Journal of Caring Sciences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017


  • Career Ladder System, Continuing professional development, Nurse satisfaction


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