Transforming outcome expectations into retention among hospital nurses: A cross-sectional study

Tzu Ling Huang, Hao Yuan Chang, Min Huang, Alice May Kuen Wong, Wen Pin Yu, T. C.E. Cheng, Ching I. Teng

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Aim: To examine the main effects and interaction effects of outcome expectations (e.g., anticipated satisfactory salary and benefits), nurse identity (a sense of membership in the nursing profession), and information-access efficiency of the electronic medical record system (how the system enables nurses to quickly retrieve the needed information) on nurses' retention. Design: This study uses a cross-sectional survey and adopts proportionate random sampling to recruit a representative sample of nurses of a medical centre in Taiwan. Methods: This study successfully obtained completed questionnaires from 430 nurses during December 2021 to January 2022. Data are analysed by using hierarchical regressions. Results: Positive outcome expectations and identification as a member in the nursing profession are associated with retention. Information-access efficiency strengthens the link between outcome expectations and retention, while nurse identity weakens this link. Conclusion: Outcome expectations can help retain nurses, particularly those who perceive high levels of information-access efficiency and possess weak nurse identity. That is, outcome expectations have a complementary role with nurse identity in retaining nurses. Implications for the Profession: Nurse managers should devise means to build positive outcome expectations for nurses. In addition, either strengthening nurses' identification with the nursing profession or improving the information-access efficiency of the electronic medical system may also help retain nurses. Impact: This study examined how to transform outcome expectation to nurse retention, offering nurse managers to devise new means to retain nurses. Reporting Method: STROBE statement was chosen as EQUATOR checklist. Patient or Public Contribution: No patient or public contribution.

期刊Journal of Advanced Nursing
出版狀態已被接受 - 2024


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