Job satisfaction and potential for turnover among staff nurses in a hospital with shared governance
A nonexperimental, descriptive design was used to determine the factors affecting job satisfaction and potential for turnover among staff nurses in a Shared Governance hospital. Data were collected from 347 volunteer registered nurses using Throckmorton’s Work Satisfaction and Potential for Turnover questionnaire. T-Test, Analysis of Variance, Spearman and Product Moment Correlations were used to analyze the data. Significant factors in relation to job satisfaction included: years since highest degree earned, current employment status, type of unit currently working, major areas of expertise, average number of hours worked, tenure and Shared Governance. Significant factors in relation to turnover included: age, type of unit currently working, years since licensed, years since highest degree earned, years of nursing experience, current hourly pay rate, professional association membership, income and Shared Governance. The implementation of Shared Governance was positively correlated with job satisfaction and inversely correlated with potential for turnover.