Predictors of Home Healthcare Nurse Retention

College Of Nursing and Health Sciences, Graduate School of Policy Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA 02125-3393, USA.
Journal of Nursing Scholarship (Impact Factor: 1.64). 02/2008; 40(2):151-60. DOI: 10.1111/j.1547-5069.2008.00220.x
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To examine the level of job satisfaction and test a theoretical model of the direct and indirect effects of job satisfaction, and individual nurse and agency characteristics, on intent to stay and retention for home healthcare nurses.
A descriptive correlation study of home healthcare nurses in six New England states.
Home healthcare nurse job satisfaction self-report data was collected with the HHNJS survey questionnaire & Retention Survey Questionnaire.
Based on a structural equation model, job tenure and job satisfaction were the strongest predictors of nurse retention.
Understanding the variables associated with home healthcare nurse retention can help agencies retain nurses in a time of severe nurse shortages and increased patient demand.
Predicted nursing shortages and increasing demand have made the retention of experienced, qualified nursing staff essential to assure access to high-quality home healthcare services in the future.

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    • "Research in nursing about workplace satisfaction has mostly focused on the relationship between workplace satisfaction and organisational outcomes (Lynn & Redman, 2005) or factors of the work environment (Leung, et al., 2007; Li & Lambert, 2008). Although studies have shown different levels of nurses' workplace satisfaction, the factors of satisfaction are usually fairly similar and include working conditions, interpersonal relationships, salary, job security, responsibility, and work hours (Lu, et al., 2005; Zangaro & Soeken, 2007; Daehlen, 2008; Ellenbecker, et al., 2008). In addition, Cooper (2001) noted that different characteristics of the working environment are significantly associated with employee health and stress. "

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    • "the number of studies on nurse retention in home care is limited (Ellenbecker et al., 2008), this research enhances our understanding of important work characteristics that help keep nursing staff in their profession. Finally, the current findings provide further insight into the consequences of nursing staff´s work engagement and thereby support the idea that work engagement is an important concept in nursing. "
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    ABSTRACT: The need for home care is rising in many Western European countries, due to the ageing population and governmental policies to substitute institutional care with home care. At the same time, a general shortage of qualified home-care staff exists or is expected in many countries. It is important to retain existing nursing staff in the healthcare sector to ensure a stable home-care workforce for the future. However, to date there has been little research about the job factors in home care that affect whether staff are considering leaving the healthcare sector.
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    • "Age has been identified in previous research (Ellenbecker et al., 2008; Tourangeau and Cranley, 2006) as influencing nurse Table 4 Descriptive statistics for model variables Adjusted R 2 = .252: overall F-statistic for model = 9.406: P < .0001. "
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