Professional Values, Job Satisfaction, and Intent to Leave Among Nursing Managers

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Abstract

Background:

The professional values that are typically attributed to nursing managers influence the behaviors of staff nurses as well as of nursing managers. Therefore, the efficient planning and implementation of nursing services require that nursing managers raise their awareness of professional nursing values.

Purpose:

This study aims to investigate the correlations between professional values, job satisfaction, and intent to leave the job and the institution.

Methods:

This descriptive and cross-sectional study was conducted on 216 nursing managers in nine different hospitals in Turkey. The data were collected using a personal information form, Nursing Professional Values Scale, Minnesota Job Satisfaction Questionnaire, and scales on intent to leave the job and the institution.

Results:

Results indicate a positive correlation between the professional values of nurses and their job satisfaction and suggest a negative correlation between professional values and intent to leave the job and the institution. Furthermore, agency was found to be a determinant of job satisfaction.

Conclusions:

Strong professional values were found to increase job satisfaction and decrease the intent to leave the job and the institution.

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