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J Korean Acad Nurs Adm. 2018 Jun;24(3):234-244. Korean.
Published online June 30, 2018.  https://doi.org/10.11111/jkana.2018.24.3.234
Copyright © 2018 Korean Academy of Nursing Administration
Effects of Job Embeddedness and Nursing Professionalism on Intent to Stay in Hospital Nurses
Sug Young Choi,1 and Mi-Aie Lee2
1Pohang Stroke and Spine Hospital, Korea.
2Department of Nursing, Dongguk University, Korea.

Corresponding author: Lee, Mi-Aie. Department of Nursing, Dongguk University, 123 Dongdae-ro, Gyeongju 38066, Korea. Tel: +82-54-770-2620, Fax: +82-54-770-2616, Email: juliet@dongguk.ac.kr
Received March 20, 2018; Revised April 23, 2018; Accepted May 08, 2018.

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Abstract

Purpose

This study was performed to investigate the effects of job embeddedness and nursing professionalism on intent to stay in hospital nurses.

Methods

The study was a cross-sectional survey. Participants were 242 nurses working at four general hospitals in P city of Gyeongbuk Province, Korea. Data were collected from August 29 to September 10, 2016. Structured questionnaires were used and analyzed with the SPSS/PC program.

Results

The scores were, for job embeddedness, 3.19 (out of 5.0), nursing professionalism, 3.50 (out of 5.0), and intent to stay, 5.30 (out of 8.0). The three variables were all different according to participants' general characteristics. Factors influencing intent to stay were organization fitness (one of 4 sub-factors of job embeddedness), social recognition (one of 5 sub-factors of nursing professionalism) and age (one of participants' general characteristics). These three variables explained 34% of intent to stay.

Conclusion

To increase competent career nurses' intent to stay, nursing and hospital managers must develop and implement programs that help improve nurses' organization fitness to adjust well in their organization and healthcare institutions and nursing organizations must continue efforts to raise social recognition of nurses and to improve nurses' working conditions.

Keywords: Job embeddedness; Nursing professionalism; Intent to stay; Nurses

Tables


Table 1
General Characteristics of Participants (N=242)
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Table 2
Participants' Job Embeddedness, Nursing Professionalism, and Intent to Stay (N=242)
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Table 3
Differences of Job Embeddedness, Nursing Professionalism, and Intent to Stay according to Participants' General Characteristics (N=242)
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Table 4
Correlation among Job Embeddedness, Nursing Professionalism, and Intent to Stay (N=242)
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Notes

This manuscript is a condensed form of the first author's master's thesis from Dongguk University.

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