• Ong Khai-Lee International Medical University, Malaysia
  • Chang Woan-Ching International Medical University, Malaysia
  • Yee Bit-Lian International Medical University, Malaysia



Introduction: Nurses are Saudi Arabia's largest healthcare provider group for health promotion and disease prevention. The study aims to assess factors contributing on job satisfaction among the operation room (OR) nurses employed in a tertiary hospital, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Methodology: This study used descriptive and cross-sectional design. Total of 122 registered OR nurses participated in the study using self-administered questionnaires. Results: The findings of the study revealed that work-life balance of the OR nurses was the main factor affecting their job satisfaction. Discussion: This study determined the work-life balance as a main factor that influences the job satisfaction of nurses working in a tertiary hospital in Saudi Arabia. The results aligned with the information presented in the past literature that workload in the operating rooms, lack of job security, and lack of motivation affect job satisfaction among nurses.


Job Satisfaction, Nurses, Work-Life Balance, Tertiary Hospital


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How to Cite

Ong Khai-Lee, Chang Woan-Ching, & Yee Bit-Lian. (2020). PERCEPTION OF JOB SATISFACTION AMONG OPERATION ROOM NURSES IN A TERTIARY HOSPITAL, SAUDI ARABIA. The Malaysian Journal of Nursing (MJN), 12(1), 3-9.