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The link between work related basic need satisfaction and subjective well-being in the residential care.

Junge, T.P. (2018) The link between work related basic need satisfaction and subjective well-being in the residential care.

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Abstract:Objective: The main objective of this study was to investigate the link between satisfaction of the need for autonomy, competence and relatedness at work as proposed by self-determination theory and subjective well-being among nurses in the residential care. Furthermore, it tested whether balanced satisfaction of the work related needs has a connection with well-being. Methods: The design of this study was by questionnaire survey, taken in four different nursing homes in the Netherlands. 121 members of the nursing staff participated in this study, answering three questionnaires measuring the work related needs, satisfaction with life and positive and negative affect. The absolute differences between the need satisfaction scores were summed to create a score that represents balance among the needs. Results: The analysis confirmed the theory of STD. Need satisfaction was related to subjective well-being. Furthermore, each need was particularly important for one part of subjective well-being. Relatedness related most strongly to satisfaction with life, competence to positive affect and autonomy was related to less negative affect. The needs were nearly perfectly balanced among this sample. Balanced need satisfaction and well-being were not correlated with each other. Conclusion: Although this study was not able to support the link between balanced need satisfaction and well-being, each need was related to a specific part of well-being and should therefore be addressed by management in the residential care.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/75166
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