The Relationship between Job Satisfaction and Intention to Stay in Taiwanese Nurse Practitioners
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Session presented on Saturday, July 25, 2015: Purpose: To examine the correlations between job satisfaction and intention to stay in Taiwanese nurse practitioners. Methods: A cross-sectional survey and convenient sample were used. One hundred and sixty one full time nurse practitioners were recruited from a medical center and three metropolitan hospitals in southern Taiwan. The Chinese version of the Misener Nurse Practitioner Job Satisfaction Scale (MNPJSS , Cronbach's alpha = .97) and the Intention to Stay Scale (Cronbach's alpha = .81) were developed by researchers and used for data collection. Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient was conducted for data analysis. Results: The mean of job satisfaction was 3.85 (SD= .73, maximal score=6). The mean of intention to stay was 4 (SD= .92, maximal score=5 ). Significant correlation was found between job satisfaction and intention to stay (r = .61, p< .001). Subscales 'professional, social, and community interaction' 'intra-practice partnership' 'challenge/autonomy' 'time' 'professional growth' and 'benefits/ collegiality' of job satisfaction had shown significant correlations with intention to stay (r = .44 ? .62, p< .001). Conclusion: Job satisfaction of nurse practitioners had significant correlations with intention to stay. Improve the working environment can increase the intention to stay, the results can be used as a reference for the hospital management.