Project Information

Project title
Job Satisfaction and Subjective Well-Being among Midwifes - Cross-National Comparison
Researcher(s)
Daniela Nedvedova and Darja Jarosova (University of Ostrava, Czech Republic)
Cooperating: Alvisa Palese and Gloria Godeas (University of Udine, Italy)
Mi Sook Song and Jongwon Lee (Ajou University Seoul, South Korea)
Sally Wai-Chi Chan (National University of Singapore)
Katarina Ziakova and Elena Gurkova (Comenius University Bratislava, Slovakia)
Raul Cordeiro (Polytechnics Institute of Portalegre, Portugal)
Postal address
Faculty of Medicine University of Ostrava, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Syllabova 19703 00 Ostrava-Zabreh, Czech Republic
Project dates
Project commencement 2012
Project completion 2013
Nature of the project
Thesis research - doctoral, Faculty of Medicine University of Ostrava (CR)
Brief description

The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between job satisfaction and subjective well-being among midwifes working in hospitals. The specific objectives are: to examine level of job satisfaction and extrinsic and intrinsic job satisfaction characteristics among midwifes, to examine level of subjective well-being and extrinsic and intrinsic subjective well-being characteristics among midwifes, to examine association between midwifes' job satisfaction and their subjective well-being, to compare the midwifes' job satisfaction in different European and Asian countries, to compare the midwifes' subjective well-being in different European and Asian countries, to translate, test and validate the research instruments. The study will follow quantitative research design and will be descriptive, cross-sectional. The research sample will consist of midwives working in hospitals in selected regions of Belgium, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Italy, South Korea, and Singapore. It will involve a minimum of 155 respondents from each country. For the purpose of this study, three questionnaires will be used: Personal wellbeing index - Adult (PWI-A), McCloskey/Mueller Satisfaction Scale (MMSS), Subjective emotional habitual wellbeing scale (SEHP).