Organisation-based self-esteem mediates the effects of social support and job satisfaction on intention to stay in nurses

Mei Fang Chen, Cheng Hsun Ho, Chiou Fen Lin, Min Huey Chung, Wan Ching Chao, Hsiu Ling Chou, Chiu Kuel Li

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Abstract

Aim: This study examined the effect of underlying contextual factors on the intention to stay in nurses. Background: Workplace promotion, social support, work stress, job satisfaction and organisation-based self-esteem (OBSE) are psychosocial factors influencing the intention to stay in nurses. However, few studies have analysed the relationships among these factors. Method: A cross-sectional survey was conducted and a sample was recruited in convenience sampling method from a medical centre in Taiwan. A total of 791 nurses completed a self-report questionnaire over a 3-month period in 2013. Results: Social support, work stress, job satisfaction and OBSE significantly affected the intention to stay in nurses. Furthermore, social support and job satisfaction showed a positive direct effect on the intention to stay and an indirect effect on the intention to stay; the indirect effect was mediated by OBSE. Conclusion: Organisation-based self-esteem mediates the effects of social support and job satisfaction on the intention to stay in nurses. Implications for Nursing Management: The results showing the influence of OBSE on the intention to stay in nurses can serve as insight for hospital managers to make decisions when encouraging and managing employees.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-96
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Nursing Management
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016

Keywords

  • Intention to stay
  • Job satisfaction
  • Organisation-based self-esteem
  • Social support
  • Work stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management

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