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Int J Ment Health Nurs. 2014 Oct;23(5):460-7. doi: 10.1111/inm.12070. Epub 2014 May 29.

Job satisfaction and turnover intention among Jordanian nurses in psychiatric units.

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Department of Community and Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, Mutah University, Mutah, Jordan.

Abstract

Psychiatric nursing has been identified as a stressful occupation, and this stress could affect individuals' health, well-being, and job satisfaction. The stress of nurses might also affect the organization in terms of absenteeism and quality of care. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between job satisfaction and turnover intention among Jordanian nurses in the psychiatric units of the Jordanian National Mental Health Center. A descriptive, correlational, cross-sectional design was used. Nurses were asked to complete a demographic data sheet and questionnaires regarding job satisfaction and turnover intention. Of the 179 questionnaires distributed, 154 were completed, with an 86% response rate. The results revealed a statistically-significant negative relationship between job satisfaction and turnover intention. The findings of the study are consistent with previous research regarding the negative relationship between job satisfaction and turnover intention. The findings provide new information about Jordanian nurses who work in government hospital psychiatric services.

KEYWORDS:

Jordon; job satisfaction; nursing; psychiatric nurse; turnover intention

PMID:
24890435
DOI:
10.1111/inm.12070
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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