J Korean Acad Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs.  2016 Dec;25(4):409-417. 10.12934/jkpmhn.2016.25.4.409.

Impact of Self-leadership and Organizational Commitment on the Intention of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses to Remain in the Profession

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  • 1College of Nursing, The Research Institute of Nursing Science, Catholic University of Daegu, Daegu, Korea. parkhs@cu.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study was performed to identify the impact of self-leadership and organizational commitment on intention among psychiatric mental health nurses to remain in the profession.
METHODS
For this descriptive correlational study, participants were 177 psychiatric mental health nurses with more .than 3 months of psychiatric mental health experience, working in one of eight hospitals in four areas. Data were collected from December 21, 2015 to February 22, 2016 using self-report questionnaires and were analyzed using t-test, one-way ANOVA, Pearson's correlation coefficients, and stepwise multiple regression with IBM SPSS 19.0.
RESULTS
Self-leadership and organizational commitment correlated positively with intention to remain. According to the analysis of the impact of self-leadership and organizational commitment on intention to remain, organizational commitment was the most significant predictor variable.
CONCLUSION
Study findings suggest that improvement in the organizational commitment of psychiatric mental health nurses increases their intention remain. It is necessary to come up with a strategy which strengthens organizational commitment in order to improve psychiatric mental health nurses' intention to remain in the profession.

Keyword

Mental health nurse; Retention; Intention
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