The influence of nurses’ working motivation and job satisfaction on intention to quit: an empirical investigation in Taiwan

The influence of nurses’ working motivation and job satisfaction on intention to quit: an... The present era of cost-containment pressures indicates that nursing executives have to ensure that, their nurses have a work environment with the work characteristics known to be linked to job satisfaction and good outcomes. The research hypothesis investigated here was: the higher nurses’ levels on general job satisfaction, overall satisfaction with their professional role, and general job happiness, the lower their intention to quit would be. The controlling variables included demographic characteristics, working motivation, and nine job satisfaction subscales. This study was conducted in 3 hospitals located in southern Taiwan. All nurses working for these 3 hospitals were the target subjects. The overall response rate (648 completed questionnaires) was 82%. The nurses’ Job Satisfaction and the perceptual degree of its importance questionnaire was used. Ordinal logistics regression analyses were utilized. General job satisfaction, general job happiness, satisfaction with salary and promotion, institution, educational background, and age of nurses’ youngest child were proved to be significant predictors of nurses’ intention to quit. Suggestions for future studies and administrative strategies in decreasing nurses’ intention to quit were discussed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Nursing Studies Elsevier

The influence of nurses’ working motivation and job satisfaction on intention to quit: an empirical investigation in Taiwan

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Publisher
Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd
ISSN
0020-7489
eISSN
1873-491X
DOI
10.1016/S0020-7489(02)00027-5
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Abstract

The present era of cost-containment pressures indicates that nursing executives have to ensure that, their nurses have a work environment with the work characteristics known to be linked to job satisfaction and good outcomes. The research hypothesis investigated here was: the higher nurses’ levels on general job satisfaction, overall satisfaction with their professional role, and general job happiness, the lower their intention to quit would be. The controlling variables included demographic characteristics, working motivation, and nine job satisfaction subscales. This study was conducted in 3 hospitals located in southern Taiwan. All nurses working for these 3 hospitals were the target subjects. The overall response rate (648 completed questionnaires) was 82%. The nurses’ Job Satisfaction and the perceptual degree of its importance questionnaire was used. Ordinal logistics regression analyses were utilized. General job satisfaction, general job happiness, satisfaction with salary and promotion, institution, educational background, and age of nurses’ youngest child were proved to be significant predictors of nurses’ intention to quit. Suggestions for future studies and administrative strategies in decreasing nurses’ intention to quit were discussed.

Journal

International Journal of Nursing StudiesElsevier

Published: Nov 1, 2002

References

  • Hospital staff members are satisfied with their jobs
    Bjorvell, H; Brodin, B
  • Lack of professional latitude and role problems as correlated or propensity to quit amongst nursing staff
    Dolan, S.L; Van Ameringen, M.R; Corbin, S; Arsenault, A
  • Job enrichment, work motivation, and job satisfaction in hospital wards
    Kivimaki, M; Voutilainen, P; Koskinen, P
  • The correspondence of patient satisfaction and nurse burnout
    Leiter, M.P; Harvie, P; Frizzell, C

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