Korean J Occup Health Nurs.  2011 May;20(1):74-82.

Effect of Shiftwork Nurses' Fatigue on Job Stress and Turnover Intention: Mediating Role of Job Stress

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  • 1Department of Nursing, Ulsan College, Korea. khlee@mail.uc.ac.kr
  • 2Ulsan Hospital, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study investigated how shift work nurses' fatigue influences job stress and turnover intention, and how job stress mediates the relationship between fatigue and turnover intention.
METHODS
As a descriptive research design, the data were collected from 203 shift work nurses in a city. It was analyzed using the SPSS/WIN 14.0 and AMOS 5.0.
RESULTS
fatigue and job stress in shift work nurses influenced turnover intention. Job stress worked as a partial mediation between fatigue and turnover intention.
CONCLUSION
It is necessary to reduce fatigue and job stress for reducing turnover intention in strategies of hospital manpower.

Keyword

Fatigue; Psychological stress; Employee turnover
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