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ERIC Number: ED562959
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 142
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3034-8341-7
Nursing Educator Retention: The Relationship between Job Embeddedness and Intent to Stay among Nursing Educators
Hamlin, Amy S.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
The United States is in the midst of an increasingly worsening shortage of registered nurses, due, in part, to the nursing educator shortage. Further, nursing programs nationwide are turning away qualified applicants because of a lack of nursing educators. Unfortunately, the nursing educator shortage is not a problem that will be easily fixed. As large numbers of nursing educators leave positions in academia because of retirement or other causes, an inadequate number of qualified educators exist to replace them. The purpose of this cross-sectional quantitative study was to determine factors that influence nursing educators' intentions to stay. Specifically, this study explored the relationship between job embeddedness and intent to stay using Mitchell's job embeddedness theory as the theoretical foundation. Five research questions guided this study. Research Question 1 explored the relationship between total job embeddedness and intent to stay. Research Questions 2 and 3 determined the relationships between intent to stay and the two sub-dimensions of job embeddedness (organizational and community job embeddedness). Research Question 4 explored the moderating effects of selected demographics on the relationship between job embeddedness and intent to stay. Finally, Research Question 5 determined whether the number of years as a nursing educator mediated the relationship between intent to stay and job embeddedness. A sample of nursing educators who taught full-time in National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) baccalaureate of nursing (BSN) programs in 17 Southern states were asked to complete a researcher-developed online survey tool that evaluated job embeddedness and intent to stay. The survey was administered online via Findings indicated that a relationship between job embeddedness and intent to stay existed for the nursing educators who completed the survey. Findings from this study suggest that consideration and implementation of retention programs focus on enhancing job embeddedness. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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