ERIC Number: ED310642
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Predictors of Registered Nurses' Intention To Quit: Implications for the Management of Health Care Human Resources in North Dakota Hospitals.
Pooyan, Abdullah; And Others
Turnover rates for nurses are among the highest for all professional employees. This study investigated the potential predictors of registered nurses' intention to quit. Survey questionnaires were mailed to a population of 779 registered nurses from two hospitals in North Dakota. Approximately 4 weeks later, usable responses were received from 353 respondents, for an overall response rate of 45%. Stepwise regression analyses were used to examine the subjects' responses. The analyses revealed that the following variables combined to predict the nurses' intention to quit: satisfaction with promotion, satisfaction with supervision, the nurse's age, perceived performance constraints, the nurse's marital status, and her/his employment status. These results are discussed in terms of their implications for the management of nurses in hospital settings. The identification of promotional and career paths and the provision of supervisory training are suggested as areas in which hospitals should focus their attention in their attempts to manage nurse turnover. The questionnaire is appended. Contains 19 references. (Author/KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Bureau of Business and Economic Research.