Factors Affecting Hospital Nurses Intention to Remain: Focusing on Role Conflict

간호사 재직의도에 영향을 주는 요인: 역할갈등을 중심으로

Cho, Kyung Sook;Lee, Eun Hee;Son, Haeng-Mi

  • Received : 2017.04.22
  • Accepted : 2017.08.02
  • Published : 2017.08.31


Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate nurses' role conflict and intention to remain and to identify factors that may influence this intention. Methods: Data were collected from 172 nurses in a 600-plus bed hospital on nurses' intention to remain, which included 47 items and nurses' role conflict, which included 82 items from a self-reported questionnaire. Data were analyzed by descriptive statistics and stepwise multiple regression using SPSS 22.0 Results: The mean of the role conflict frequency was 2.71(${\pm}.39$) and the mean severity was 2.86 (${\pm}.47$). The most significant item among the items of intention to remain was "a nurse's job is to help people." The intention to remain employed showed a significant difference in the duration of desired working period and subjective job satisfaction. The subjective job satisfaction of nurses was the most influential variable as a factor affecting the intention to remain, followed by frequency of role conflict in nursing practice. Conclusion: These results suggest that inadequate nursing environments in nursing practice require improvement and support the idea that nurses with positive attitudes of the nursing organization and theirs leaders reduce nurses' related fatigue.




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