An empirical study on the factors influencing the turnover intention of dentists in hospitals in Taiwan

Man Ling Chen, Zhi Yuan Su, Chia Lun Lo, Chiung Hsuan Chiu, Ya Han Hu, Tien Yu Shieh

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Abstract

Background/purpose The purpose of this study was to explore the factors influencing the turnover intention of dentists in hospitals in Taiwan.

Materials and methods Nationwide, 175 structured questionnaires were returned from dentists who were working for a hospital of the Bureau of the National Health Insurance, Taipei division, representing a 37% response rate.

Results The main findings were: (1) the turnover intention of residents was higher than that of visiting staff; (2) the gap between expected income and actual income has an impact on satisfaction with compensation; the larger the gap, the less satisfied the dentists were with their compensation; (3) satisfaction with compensation and job stress have an impact on job satisfaction and the organizational commitment of dentists; and (4) although satisfaction with compensation, job stress, job satisfaction, and organizational commitment were related to the turnover intention of dentists, the most significant predictive factor was the opportunity of working in a clinic. Organizational commitment was associated with the turnover intention of residents, while job satisfaction was related to the turnover intention of visiting staff.

Conclusion The findings of this study should provide some insights for hospital managers regarding human resources management strategies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)332-344
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Dental Sciences
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2014

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Keywords

  • dentists
  • job satisfaction
  • organization commitment
  • turnover intention

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An empirical study on the factors influencing the turnover intention of dentists in hospitals in Taiwan. / Chen, Man Ling; Su, Zhi Yuan; Lo, Chia Lun; Chiu, Chiung Hsuan; Hu, Ya Han; Shieh, Tien Yu.

In: Journal of Dental Sciences, Vol. 9, No. 4, 01.12.2014, p. 332-344.

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Chen, Man Ling ; Su, Zhi Yuan ; Lo, Chia Lun ; Chiu, Chiung Hsuan ; Hu, Ya Han ; Shieh, Tien Yu. / An empirical study on the factors influencing the turnover intention of dentists in hospitals in Taiwan. In: Journal of Dental Sciences. 2014 ; Vol. 9, No. 4. pp. 332-344.
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