Title : Factors influencing job satisfaction and anticipated turnover amongst critical care nurses Saudi Arabia a multi center comparative study
Background: Nursing turnover is related to a variety of reasons. The literature have linked anticipated turnover as a consequence of job dissatisfaction among nurses.
Aim and Objectives: This study aimed to assess factors influencing job satisfaction and retention amongst critical care nurses in three tertiary hospitals of Saudi Arabia.
Methods: A multi-center comparative cross-sectional study was employed in this study using Minnesota satisfaction questionnaire and the anticipated turnover scale (ATS) to index nurses’ perceptions of job satisfaction and turnover intentions.
Results: Data on 326 nurses who work in different critical care units in three Saudi tertiary hospitals was analyzed in SPSS version 25. Pearson’s correlation coefficient revealed strong significant inverse correlation between job satisfaction and nurses’ anticipated turnover.
Conclusion: The items of job satisfaction scale were found to be predictors of turnover, with significant inverse correlation. The results of this study can assist nursing authority to develop strategies to improve intrinsic and extrinsic factors related to professional and personal benefits and enhance job satisfaction of nurses in their the work environment, which may result in improving the rates of staff retention and turnover intentions.