Job Involvement, And Career Retention Rate Among Nursing Personnel In Saudi Arabia

International Journal of Nursing and Health Science
© 2020 by SSRG - IJNHS Journal
Volume 6 Issue 1
Year of Publication : 2020
Authors : Ahlam A. Al-Maabadi
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Ahlam A. Al-Maabadi, "Job Involvement, And Career Retention Rate Among Nursing Personnel In Saudi Arabia," SSRG International Journal of Nursing and Health Science, vol. 6,  no. 1, pp. 58-65, 2020. Crossref,


A. Background: Nursing shortage is a critical problem in Saudi Arabia that could negatively affect the quality of care provided to the patients. However, the nursing shortage is continuing to grow with increased demand for nursing staff and an increased turnover rate. So, hospitals that provide a professional nursing involvement have been successful in attracting and retaining professional nurses. Investigate the relationship between job involvement and career retention rate could have a positive effect on minimizing nursing shortage and the declining turnover rate, which provides insight into the improvement of the quality of care provided to the patient.
B. Methodology: A descriptive correlational design was used in this study. The selected settings were the University hospital and Ministry of Health Hospital. A quota sampling technique was used to select the sample from the selected hospitals. The job Analysis and Retention Study (JARS) questionnaire was used in this study.
C. Results: The major study findings indicate a positive attitude feeling about nurses' jobs and increasing the rate of intention to stay. The nurse's age can influence intent to stay in her nursing position. Older nurses are more likely to remain in their jobs until retirement. Conversely, younger nurses seeking a variety of experiences may decide to leave their jobs or even leave the profession. The level of education is another important variable in nurses' intention to stay. Nurses with more education were better able to actualize their professional roles, had more autonomy at work, and, therefore, were more likely to stay. Regarding years of experience has been linked to nurses' decisions to stay in their jobs. The likelihood of leaving one's nursing position is highest in the first year of employment. The study recommends increasing the nurses’ level of intent to stay in their career, and nurse managers should develop an effective retention plan that helps to keep their staff either new or experienced nurses; retention is much more effective when you put the right person into the right job


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