Job and career satisfaction and turnover intentions of newly graduated nurses.

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Source
J Nurs Manag. 2012 May;20(4):472-84
Publication Type
Article
Date
May-2012
Author
Heather K Spence Laschinger
Author Affiliation
Health Human Resources Optimization, Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada. hkl@uwo.ca
Source
J Nurs Manag. 2012 May;20(4):472-84
Date
May-2012
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Attitude of Health Personnel
Cross-Sectional Studies
Female
Humans
Intention
Job Satisfaction
Male
Nursing Methodology Research
Nursing Staff, Hospital - psychology - statistics & numerical data
Ontario
Personnel Turnover
Time Factors
Young Adult
Abstract
To describe new graduate nurses' worklife experiences in Ontario hospital settings in the first 2 years of practice and to examine predictors of job and career satisfaction and turnover intentions.
With a large cohort of nurses approaching retirement, every effort must be made to ensure that the work environments of new graduate nurses are positive, promoting job satisfaction and commitment to the profession to address the nursing workforce shortage.
A cross-sectional analysis of data from a mail survey of new graduate nurses (n=342) in their first and second year of experience was used to address the research objectives.
Overall, new graduate nurses were positive about their working conditions and there were few differences between nurses in their first and second years of practice. Structural and personal factors explained significant amounts of variance (31-68%) in both job and career satisfaction and turnover intentions. Empowerment, work engagement and burnout were important significant predictors.
Modifiable workplace factors play an important role in influencing new graduates' job and career satisfaction and turnover intentions.
Managers can employ strategies to enhance quality work environments that promote retention of new graduates and lessen the nursing workforce shortage.
PubMed ID
22591149 View in PubMed
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