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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304111
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Factors Associated with the Turnover Intention of Newly Graduated Nurses
Author(s):
Teraoka, Sachiko; Takase, Miyuki
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Tau Nu
Author Details:
Sachiko Teraoka, RN, MN, PhD, sateraoka@mw.kawasaki-m.ac.jp; Miyuki Takase, RN, BN, MN, MBiostat, PhD;
Abstract:

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

Purpose:

A high turnover rate of newly graduated nurses is a serious problem. Several factors have been identified to impact the graduates’ turnover intention, and two of these factors are a lack of competence in their nursing skills (hereafter called skill competence) and a high level of their anxiety. However, no causal paths among these variables have been examined. The purpose of this study was, therefore, to investigate whether graduates’ anxiety levels could moderate the relationship between their self-evaluation of the skill competence and turnover intention.  

Methods:

A longitudinal survey method was used to collect data. Three cohorts of graduate nurses were recruited from one hospital over three years, and asked to complete questionnaires when they were in the 3rd, 6th, and 12th month of employment. Data collected from all the cohorts were combined, and then analyzed by using moderated regression analysis.

Results:

 A total of 139 graduated nurses participated in the study over the three years. The results showed that there were statistically significant correlations between the graduates’ anxiety levels and their turnover intention in the 3rd, 6th, and 12th month of their employment. However, no statistically significant correlations were found between the graduates’ evaluation of their skill competence and the levels of their anxiety, or between their skill competence and turnover intention. These results reject the moderating effect of graduates’ anxiety over the relationship between their skill competence and turnover intention.

Conclusion:

The graduates’ anxiety was related to their turnover intention. In the first year of their employment, graduates experience undue stress in the process of professional socialization, and this stress is assumed to induce anxiety within the graduates. To prevent graduates’ turnover, it may be more important to facilitate graduates’ socialization into work than enhancing their skill competence.

Keywords:
psychological anxiety; newly gradusted nurse; turnover intention
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.titleFactors Associated with the Turnover Intention of Newly Graduated Nursesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTeraoka, Sachikoen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTakase, Miyukien_GB
dc.contributor.departmentTau Nuen_GB
dc.author.detailsSachiko Teraoka, RN, MN, PhD, sateraoka@mw.kawasaki-m.ac.jp; Miyuki Takase, RN, BN, MN, MBiostat, PhD;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304111-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, Thursday, July 25, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>A high turnover rate of newly graduated nurses is a serious problem. Several factors have been identified to impact the graduates’ turnover intention, and two of these factors are a lack of competence in their nursing skills (hereafter called skill competence) and a high level of their anxiety. However, no causal paths among these variables have been examined. The purpose of this study was, therefore, to investigate whether graduates’ anxiety levels could moderate the relationship between their self-evaluation of the skill competence and turnover intention.   <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>A longitudinal survey method was used to collect data. Three cohorts of graduate nurses were recruited from one hospital over three years, and asked to complete questionnaires when they were in the 3<sup>rd</sup>, 6<sup>th</sup>, and 12<sup>th</sup> month of employment. Data collected from all the cohorts were combined, and then analyzed by using moderated regression analysis. <p><b>Results: </b> <p> A total of 139 graduated nurses participated in the study over the three years. The results showed that there were statistically significant correlations between the graduates’ anxiety levels and their turnover intention in the 3<sup>rd</sup>, 6<sup>th</sup>, and 12<sup>th</sup> month of their employment. However, no statistically significant correlations were found between the graduates’ evaluation of their skill competence and the levels of their anxiety, or between their skill competence and turnover intention. These results reject the moderating effect of graduates’ anxiety over the relationship between their skill competence and turnover intention. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>The graduates’ anxiety was related to their turnover intention. In the first year of their employment, graduates experience undue stress in the process of professional socialization, and this stress is assumed to induce anxiety within the graduates. To prevent graduates’ turnover, it may be more important to facilitate graduates’ socialization into work than enhancing their skill competence.en_GB
dc.subjectpsychological anxietyen_GB
dc.subjectnewly gradusted nurseen_GB
dc.subjectturnover intentionen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:29:18Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:29:18Z-
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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