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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304104
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Identifying and Profiling Patterns of Intent-to-Leave Among Nurses in Taiwan
Author(s):
Chen, I-Hui
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
I-Hui Chen, RN, MSN, ichen4@wisc.edu
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, Thursday, July 25, 2013

Background: Numerous nurse turnover research has been done in Taiwan. Intent-to-leave (ITL) is commonly used as a proxy for turnover. However, the previous research was criticized for lack of consistent predictors of ITL and low explanatory power of predictors on ITL, leading to difficulties to have sound evidence to develop effective interventions to reduce nurse turnover. One of the major methodological flaws is assuming that nurses arrive at their ITL all in the same way, ignoring the influences of individual differences on ITL. This study therefore offers new insights into individual differences contributing to ITL in Taiwanese nurses.

Purpose: (1) Classifying the patterns of ITL

             (2)  Characterizing the subgroups of nurses with ITL

Methods: A descriptive, survey study was conducted using convenience sample of 186 nursing home nurses. Seven indicators of ITL, involving attitudes, decision-making and behaviors toward voluntary turnover, were used to classify the patterns of ITL via latent class analysis. Differences in median response on demographics across subgroups were assessed using the Kruskal–Wallis test followed by post hoc Sidak’s tests.

Results: Three patterns were identified: “potential leavers with withdrawal plans (n=22),”“potential leavers without withdrawal plans (n=101)” and “low-risk potential leavers (n=63).“ Characteristics of nurses with the pattern of “potential leavers with withdrawal plans” were youngest, had baccalaureate degree, single, and had the highest negative aspects of personality. Nurses in the group of “potential leavers without withdrawal plans” were married and had associated degree. Nurses in the group of “low-risk potential leavers” were the oldest and had the least negative aspects of personality.

Conclusion: Results indicated individual differences have impacts on ITL. Future studies should take individual differences into account to increase effective explanations of ITL. Further, when developing preventative interventions for alleviating nurse turnover, stakeholders should consider that one size does not fit all.

Keywords:
Taiwan; Nurse turnover; Individual differences
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleIdentifying and Profiling Patterns of Intent-to-Leave Among Nurses in Taiwanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorChen, I-Huien_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsI-Hui Chen, RN, MSN, ichen4@wisc.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304104-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, Thursday, July 25, 2013</p>Background: Numerous nurse turnover research has been done in Taiwan. Intent-to-leave (ITL) is commonly used as a proxy for turnover. However, the previous research was criticized for lack of consistent predictors of ITL and low explanatory power of predictors on ITL, leading to difficulties to have sound evidence to develop effective interventions to reduce nurse turnover. One of the major methodological flaws is assuming that nurses arrive at their ITL all in the same way, ignoring the influences of individual differences on ITL. This study therefore offers new insights into individual differences contributing to ITL in Taiwanese nurses. <p><b>Purpose: </b> (1) Classifying the patterns of ITL <p>             (2)  Characterizing the subgroups of nurses with ITL <p><b>Methods: </b> A descriptive, survey study was conducted using convenience sample of 186 nursing home nurses. Seven indicators of ITL, involving attitudes, decision-making and behaviors toward voluntary turnover, were used to classify the patterns of ITL via latent class analysis. Differences in median response on demographics across subgroups were assessed using the Kruskal–Wallis test followed by post hoc Sidak’s tests. <p><b>Results: </b> Three patterns were identified: “potential leavers with withdrawal plans (n=22),”“potential leavers without withdrawal plans (n=101)” and “low-risk potential leavers (n=63).“ Characteristics of nurses with the pattern of “potential leavers with withdrawal plans” were youngest, had baccalaureate degree, single, and had the highest negative aspects of personality. Nurses in the group of “potential leavers without withdrawal plans” were married and had associated degree. Nurses in the group of “low-risk potential leavers” were the oldest and had the least negative aspects of personality. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> Results indicated individual differences have impacts on ITL. Future studies should take individual differences into account to increase effective explanations of ITL. Further, when developing preventative interventions for alleviating nurse turnover, stakeholders should consider that one size does not fit all.en_GB
dc.subjectTaiwanen_GB
dc.subjectNurse turnoveren_GB
dc.subjectIndividual differencesen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:29:11Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:29:11Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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