Learning Objective 1: The learner will be able to understand the relationship among variables of job satisfaction, work stress and turnover intention of nurses.
Learning Objective 2: The learner will be able to understand the mediating role of job satisfaction on work stress and turnover intention among long-term care nurses.
Methods: A cross-sectional and correlational design was used in this study. All participants completed the self-report questionnaires. Multistage linear regression was used to test a mediation model.
Results: A sample of 173 (48.3 %) nurses participated form 110 long-term care facilities (under 50 beds) in the study. The workload is the highest domain among different domains of work stress for nurses, which may be related to a lack of adequate staffing and an increased administrative duty. Regression analysis revealed that the job satisfaction significantly mediated the relationship between work stress and turnover intention. Thirty-eight percent of the variance in turnover intention explained by work stress was accounted for by the mediation pathway.
Conclusion: Results of this study found that a higher job satisfaction decreased work stress and turnover intention among long-term care nurses significantly. These findings have implications for theoretical development and health policies related to intent-to-stay programs in long-term care facilities.
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