Motivational pathways of occupational and organizational turnover intention among newly registered nurses in Canada


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Fernet, C., Trépanier, S.-G., Demers, M. et Austin, S. (2017). Motivational pathways of occupational and organizational turnover intention among newly registered nurses in Canada. Nursing Outlook, 65 (4). pp. 444-454. ISSN 0029-6554 DOI 10.1016/j.outlook.2017.05.008

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Background Staff turnover is a major issue for health care systems. In a time of labor shortage, it is critical to understand the motivational factors that underlie turnover intention in newly licensed nurses. Purpose To examine whether different forms of motivation (the reasons for which nurses engage in their work) predict intention to quit the occupation and organization through distinct forms (affective and continuance) and targets (occupation and organization) of commitment. Methods Cross-sectional data were collected from a sample of 572 French–Canadian newly registered nurses working in public health care in the province of Quebec, Canada. The hypothesized model was tested by structural equation modeling. Findings Autonomous motivation (nurses accomplish their work primarily out of a sense of pleasure and satisfaction or because they personally endorse the importance or value of their work) negatively predicts intention to quit the profession and organization through target-specific affective commitment. However, although controlled motivation (nurses accomplish their work mainly because of internal or external pressure) is positively associated with continuance commitment to the occupation and organization, it directly predicts, positively so, intention to quit the occupation and organization. Conclusion These results highlight the complexity of the motivational processes at play in the turnover intention of novice nurses, revealing distinct forms of commitment that explain how motivation quality is related simultaneously to intention to quit the occupation and organization. Health care organizations are advised to promote autonomous over controlled motivation to retain newly recruited nurses and sustain the future of the nursing workforce. © 2017 The Authors

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Mots-clés libres: autonomous and controlled motivation novice nurses occupational and organizational commitment turnover intention doctor patient relation human human experiment motivation occupation pleasure public health service Quebec registered nurse satisfaction structural equation modeling turnover time adult cross-sectional study female health personnel attitude job satisfaction male middle aged nursing staff personnel management psychology attitude of health personnel cross-sectional studies humans nursing staff, hospital personnel turnover INRPME
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