Investigate the Relationship between Style Thinking and Job Satisfaction of Nurses from Hamadan Hospitals | Khosravi | Nova Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences

Investigate the Relationship between Style Thinking and Job Satisfaction of Nurses from Hamadan Hospitals

Ali Akbar Khosravi, Zahra Ranjipour


The study aimed to recognize The Thinking styles among the nurses of Hamedan hospital and its relationship with job satisfaction. In this study thinking styles measured by Stern-berg which have five dimension and satisfaction measured by Herzberg theory which have two dimension. The sample consisted of (375) nurses (male and female) chosen in stratified, clustered and random method. The hypothesis tested by regression and confirmation factor analysis was performed to test the reliability and validity of the measurement models. The results indicated that by thinking styles variables we can predict the job satisfaction level among the nurses.  Based on the results Monarchic style and Hierarchic style were negatively correlated with job satisfaction and the other thinking styles were positively correlated with job satisfaction. Among them Anarchic method was the most powerful in predicting job satisfaction.

Key words:  Thinking, Sternberg and Wagner, styles, Job satisfaction, Herzberg theory, regression and equation structure

Full Text:



Anderson JC, Gerbing DW. The effect of sampling error on convergence, improper solutions, and goodness-of-fit indices for maximum likelihood confirmatory factor analysis. Psychometrica 1984;49(1):155–73.

Cain JM, Schulkin J, Parisi V, Power ML, Holzman GB & Williams S. Effects of perceptions and Mentorship on pursuing a career in academic medicine in obstetrics and gynecology. Acad Med 2001;76(6): 628-34.

Dupre KE & Barling J. Predicting and preventing supervisory workplace aggression. J Occup Health Psychol 2006; 11(1): 13-26.

Easom, A. K. (2000). Nephrology APNs: who are we and what do we do? Survey results October 1999. Nephrol Nurs J. 2000 Apr; 27(2), P.p: 187-191.

Ewen, R. B., Smith, P. C., & Hulin, C. L. (1966). An empirical test of the Herzberg two-factor theory. Journal of Applied Psychology, 50 (6), 544 – 550.

Graen, G. B. (1966). Motivator and hygiene dimensions for research and development engineers, Journal of Applied Psychology, 50 (6), 563 – 566.

Grapentine T. And path analysis vs structural equation modelling. Market Res 2000;12(3):12–20.

Hair JF Jr., Anderson RE, Tatham RL, Black WC. Multivariate data analysis with readings. 5th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall International; 1998.

House, R. J., & Wigdor, L. A. (1967). Herzberg’s dual factor theory of job satisfaction and Motivation: A review of the evidence and a criticism. Journal of Personnel Psychology, 20,369-390.

Khosravy babadi Ali akbar (2010)"investigate the reliability and validity of Strenberg questionnaire Gas Company employees Khorasan Razavi and its relate with job satisfaction: Journal of Psychology research period 4

Klassen, R. M., Usher, E. L., & Bong, M. (2010). Teachers’ collective efficacy, job satisfaction, and job stress in cross-cultural context. The Journal of Experimental Education, 78, 464 –486.

Lindsay, C. A., Marks, E., & Gorlow, L. (1967). The Herzberg theory: a critique and Reformulation. Journal of Applied Psychology, 51 (4), 330 – 339.

Maidani, E. A. (1991). Comparative study of Herzberg’s two-factor theory of job satisfaction among public and private sectors, Public Personnel Management, 20 (4), 441 – 448.

Nazari M. The effective factors on human resource productivity[Thesis in Persian]. Tehran: Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Campus; 2005

Palepu A, Friedman RH, Barnett RC, Carr PL, Ash As, Szzlach L, et al. junior faculty members’ mentoring relationships and their professional development in U.S Medical schools. Acad Med 1998; 73(3): 318-23.

Pizam, A., & Ellis, T. (1999). Customer satisfaction and its measurement in hospitality enterprises, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 11 (7), 326 – 339.

Roberts BJ, Jones C & Lynn M. Job satisfaction of new baccalaureate nurses. J Nurs Adm 2004; 34(9): 428-35.

Sergiovanni, T. J. (1966). Investigation of factors which affect job satisfaction and job dissatisfaction of teachers, Journal of Management, 28, 23-25.

Siegel PA, Post C, Brockner J, Fishman AY & Garden C. The moderating influence of procedural fairnesson the relationship between work-life conflict and organizational commitment. J Appl Psychol 2005; 90(1): 13-24.

Smith TJ, Girtman J & Riggins J. Why academic divisions of hematology/oncology are in trouble and some suggestions for resolution. J Clin Oncol 2001; 19(1): 260-4.

Sternberg, R.J. & Grigorenko .E.L. (1997). Are Cognitive Styles Still in Style? American Psychologist, Vol (52), pp 700–712

Tang, T. L. P., Luna-Arocas, R., Sutarso, & T, Tang, D. S. H. (2004). Does the love of money moderate and mediate the income-pay satisfaction relationship? Journal of Managerial Psychology, 2, 111 – 135.

Thompson CA & Prottas DJ. Relationships among organizational family support, job autonomy, perceived control and employee well–being. J Occup Health Psychol 2006; 11(1): 100-18.


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Nova Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences ISSN 2292-7913 (Online)Published by Nova Pub inc.

Nova Explore Publications
is a member of CrossRef.
DOI Prefix: 10.20286