J Korean Acad Nurs Adm.  2020 Sep;26(4):428-437. 10.11111/jkana.2020.26.4.428.

Effects of Head Nurses’ Authentic Leadership, Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment Perceived by Newly Licenced Nurses on Turnover Intention

  • 1Graduate Student, College of Nursing, Konyang University
  • 2Associate Professor, College of Nursing, Konyang University


The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of head nurses’ authentic leadership, job satisfaction and organizational commitment as perceived by newly licensed nurses and to identify related factors influencing turnover intention.
A descriptive survey study was conducted with survey data collected between September 9 and 27, 2019 from 190 newly licensed nurses. The data was analyzed using statistical methods including descriptive statistics, frequency analysis, independent t-test, Pearson correlation coefficients, and multiple linear regression employing SPSS 24.0.
The analysis results show that the turnover intention had positive correlations with the total work experience and work experience with a head nurse, while negative correlations were found with job satisfaction and organizational commitment. The factors affecting the dependent variable of turnover intention were analyzed as the total work experience (β=23, p=.014) and organizational commitment (β=-.68, p<.001). In addition, the explanation ability of turnover intention of newly licensed nurses was 48% (F=36.06, p<.001).
The results show that even after their preceptee period, there is a need for systematic long-term job-training programs to enhance the work adaptability and organizational commitment of newly licensed nurses.


Newly licensed nurses; Turnover intention; Authentic leadership; Job satisfaction; Organizational commitment
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