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Job satisfaction and turnover intention among nurses: The mediating role of moral obligation


Omar, Khatijah and Abdul Majid, Abdul Halim and Johari, Husna (2013) Job satisfaction and turnover intention among nurses: The mediating role of moral obligation. Journal of Global Management, 5 (1). pp. 44-55. ISSN 2229-919X

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Abstract

The shortage of nurses has become a worldwide issue. It is even a critical issue in that the demand for nurses is expected to increase in the next few decades while the supply of nurses is expected to decrease. Consequently, nurses’ intention to leave has become a topic of great importance to researchers. Therefore this study of intention to leave among nurses in Malaysian public hospitals was conducted with two main objectives: 1) to investigate the relationship between job satisfaction and intention to leave among nurses in Malaysian public hospital, and 2) to determine the role of moral obligation as a mediator on the relationship between job satisfaction and intention to leave. The study focused on permanent nurses working in public hospitals in Peninsular Malaysia. Results of analysis supported that job satisfaction was significantly and negatively related to intention to leave. The most important finding is the significant mediating effect of moral obligation on the relationship between job satisfaction and intention to leave. The findings therefore were crucial to be looked into so that management and employers could have ample understanding and guidelines if they were to draft retention strategies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: intention to leave, job satisfaction, moral obligation, nurses
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: School of Business Management
Depositing User: Prof. Madya Dr. Abdul Halim Abdul Majid
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2014 04:26
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2016 01:20
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/12261

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