Professional nursing practice in hospitals: Those who stay, and those who leave

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291808
Title:
Professional nursing practice in hospitals: Those who stay, and those who leave
Author:
Simpson, Martha Jane, 1959-
Issue Date:
1992
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The purpose of this two-group, cross-sectional descriptive study was to compare self-reported professional practice indices and work satisfaction of hospital staff nurses who remained continuously employed within the institution ("stayers"; n = 127) and staff nurses who voluntarily terminated employment ("leavers"; n = 44). The data used for this secondary analysis were collected for the Differentiated Group Professional Practice in Nursing project (#U01-NR02153). Stayers reported significantly (p ≤ 0.05) higher organizational commitment, control over nursing practice, satisfaction with nurse-to-nurse interactions, satisfaction with professional status, and autonomy. Significant differences (p ≤ 0.05) in age, intent to remain within the community, employment status, and length of organizational tenure were also found. Discriminant analysis using indices of professional practice and work satisfaction was utilized to differentiate between stayers and leavers. Stayers were predicted with 92% accuracy and leavers with 33% accuracy. Investigation of misclassified leavers (n = 29) revealed no identifiable common personal or employment characteristics.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Health Sciences, Nursing.; Psychology, Industrial.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Gerber, Rose M.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleProfessional nursing practice in hospitals: Those who stay, and those who leaveen_US
dc.creatorSimpson, Martha Jane, 1959-en_US
dc.contributor.authorSimpson, Martha Jane, 1959-en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this two-group, cross-sectional descriptive study was to compare self-reported professional practice indices and work satisfaction of hospital staff nurses who remained continuously employed within the institution ("stayers"; n = 127) and staff nurses who voluntarily terminated employment ("leavers"; n = 44). The data used for this secondary analysis were collected for the Differentiated Group Professional Practice in Nursing project (#U01-NR02153). Stayers reported significantly (p ≤ 0.05) higher organizational commitment, control over nursing practice, satisfaction with nurse-to-nurse interactions, satisfaction with professional status, and autonomy. Significant differences (p ≤ 0.05) in age, intent to remain within the community, employment status, and length of organizational tenure were also found. Discriminant analysis using indices of professional practice and work satisfaction was utilized to differentiate between stayers and leavers. Stayers were predicted with 92% accuracy and leavers with 33% accuracy. Investigation of misclassified leavers (n = 29) revealed no identifiable common personal or employment characteristics.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Nursing.en_US
dc.subjectPsychology, Industrial.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorGerber, Rose M.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1350782en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b25469733en_US
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