Author: Saba Ikhlas
Supervisor: Dr. Iram Fatima and Ms. Guncha Naqvi
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present research was conducted to investigate quality of work life, job embeddedness and turnover intention in private sector nurses. It was hypothesized that a) there is likely to be a relationship between quality of work life, job embeddedness and turnover intention in nurses working in private hospitals b) quality of work life and job embeddedness are likely to predict turnover intention in Nurses and c) demographic variables are likely to predict turnover intention. Within group research design was used for this purpose. The sample consisted of (N = 80) nurses drawn from private hospitals of Lahore. Brook’s Quality of Nursing Work Life Survey (Brook, 2005), Job Embeddedness Measure (Mitchell, Holtom, Lee, Sablynski & Erez, 2001) and Atwood Anticipated Turnover Scale (Hinshaw & Atwood, 1978) was used. Pearson Product-Moment Correlation was carried out to check the relationship between quality of work life, job embeddedness and turnover intention. The results revealed that there was a positive correlation between quality of work life and job embeddedness whereas no relationship was found with turnover intention. Simple multiple regression was carried out to check the prediction of quality of work life, job embeddedness and demographic variables on turnover intention. The results revealed that turnover intention was predicted by fit-organization, sacrifice-organization, income, professional experience, work teams and dependent co-workers. In the light of findings certain incentives can be introduced to improve quality of work life and job embeddedness to reduce turnover intentions in nurses. It will help to control the factors that lead to turnover intentions.
Keywords: Work Life, Job Embeddedness, Turnover Intention.
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