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Job satisfaction and discrepancies between social and biological timing
BIOLOGICAL RHYTHM RESEARCH, ABINGDON, v. 43, n. 1, Special Issue, supl. 1, Part 3, pp. 73-80, NOV, 2012
Moreno, C. R. C.
Marqueze, E. C.
Lemos, L. C.
Lorenzi Filho, G.
The discrepancies between social and biological timing are reflected in shift workers' well-being. The aim of this study was to verify the association between job satisfaction and chronotype among day and night nursing personnel. Several variables, including seniority at the hospital and, in the same shift, sleep duration, quality of sleep, sleepiness and willingness to change sleep timing were also analyzed. Chronotype was calculated by using the morningness-eveningness questionnaire. We studied 514 nursing professionals from a public university hospital. Among the day workers, the higher the morningness, the more the workers were satisfied with their job. In contrast, among night workers, job satisfaction was associated with sleep quality and seniority at the hospital but not with chronotype. Our results suggest that an agreement between work schedule and chronotype may help to increase job satisfaction among diurnal workers.