The Relationship between Happiness and Perceptions of Empowerment with Intention to Stay Working as a Registered Nurse in a University Hospital

Authors

  • Krittaya Jaikhan Major in Public Health Administration, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University
  • Youwanuch Sattayasomboon Department of Public Health Administration, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University
  • Jutatip Sillabutra Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University
  • Bhusita Intaraprasong Department of Program in Health System Management, Faculty of Public Health, Valaya Alongkorn Rajabhat University

Keywords:

Intention to stay, Empowerment, Happiness, Registered Nurses

Abstract

Maintaining the nursing workforce in hospitals is a challenge to human resource management. This cross-sectional explanatory study examined the association between happiness and perceived empowerment with the intention to remain working as a registered nurse in a university hospital. A sample of 301 registered nurses (90.39%) who had worked at least 6 months were selected by stratified random sampling method. Data were collected using a selfadministered questionnaire which was valid and reliable (α > 0.8 ). Descriptive statistics were used to explain the variables. Pearson product-moment correlation and multiple liner regression were used to identify associated factors and predictors. The results showed that the intention to stay a university hospital nurse was at a high level (Mean = 3.55). Happiness and perceived empowerment were positive, significant factors associated with intention to stay but at a low level (r = 0.323 and 0.289, p-value < 0.001), and they were predictors that jointly explained 12.20% of the variance in the intention to stay a university hospital nurse (Adjusted R2 = 0.122, p-value < 0.001) In summary, this study recommends that nursing administrators may wish to increase means to promote happiness and perceived empowerment in retaining nursing staff.

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Published

2018-08-30

How to Cite

Jaikhan, K., Sattayasomboon, Y., Sillabutra, J., & Intaraprasong, B. (2018). The Relationship between Happiness and Perceptions of Empowerment with Intention to Stay Working as a Registered Nurse in a University Hospital. Journal of Public Health Nursing, 32(2), 185–202. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/phn/article/view/245438

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