THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN JOB CHARACTERISTICS AND NURSE PERFORMANCE IN ISLAMIC HOSPITAL OF KENDAL
Muhammad Riza Setiawan1,2, Hari Krishnan Tamil Selvan2
1Occupational Medicine Dept., Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Muhammadiyah of Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia.
2 Faculty of Safety and Health, University of Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Many studies have been conducted on job performance among nurses. However, limited studies have been found in Indonesia, particularly relationship between job performance and job characteristic among nurses in hospital. The objective of the study is to study the relationship between job characteristic and nurse performance in Islamic Hospital of Kendal, especially in emergency unit, intensive care unit and ward unit. Cross-sectional study design was used in this study. Total nurse at this hospital was 150 nurses, and 20 nurses became the sample. Method: Questionnaire and observation tools were used to collect the data. The result of the study is nurses performance was affected by job autonomy, job variety, job significance, job identity and feedback. The strongest factors that affected nurse’s performance respectively were autonomy, feedback, task variety, task significance and task identity. Significance of the study: Expands our knowledge on the relationships between job characteristic and job performance level among nurses at emergency unit, intensive care unit and ward unit in Islamic Hospital of Kendal. As a conclusion of this study is that a significant linear relationship between job characteristic and job performance among nurses in Islamic Hospital of Kendal.
Keywords: Job Characteristics, Nurse Performance