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Ko and Lee: Influence of Resilience and Job Embeddedness on Turnover Intention in General Hospital Nurses



The purpose of this study was to identify the effect of resilience and job placement on general hospital nurse's intention to relocate, prepare a practical transfer management plan, and provide basic data on effective personnel management.


Data were collected from 333 nurses in 2 general hospitals with more than 500 beds in P-city. Data analysis was performed using hierarchical regression with the SPSS/WIN 25.0 program.


The significant factors influencing turnover intention of hospital nurses were sacrifice, fit, link, interpersonal relationship, followed by experience of turnover. Explanatory power was 42% in the regression model.


Resilience and job embeddedness have a positive effect on turnover intention in general hospital nurses. Therefore, efforts to improve resilience, job embeddedness, and organizational support are required to decrease turnover intention.

Figures and Tables

Table 1

General Characteristics and Job-related Characteristics of the Nurses (N=333)


*Emergency room, intensive care unit, or operating room; artificial kidney unit; OPD=Outpatient department.

Table 2

Description of Resilience, Job Embeddedness and Turnover Intention (N=333)

Table 3

Differences in Turnover Intention according to General Characteristics of the Nurses (N=333)


*Post hoc: Scheffé test; Emergency room, intensive care unit, or operating room; artificial kidney unit; OPD=Outpatient department.

Table 4

Correlation between Resilience, Job Embeddedness and Turnover Intention of Nurses (N=333)

Table 5

Factors Affecting Turnover Intention (N=333)


*Dummy Variables: Experience of turnover (no=0, yes=1).


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


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