American University
Browse
thesesdissertations_1815_OBJ.pdf (5.13 MB)

The effect of a magnetic hospital work environment on the retention of registered nurses

Download (5.13 MB)
thesis
posted on 2023-08-04, 13:25 authored by Katherine C. Richards

This correlational study examined the relationship between the retention of registered nurses and the three dimensions of a magnetic hospital work environment: a domain consensus of excellence, professional development through relationships and professional actualization through the work itself. The three dimensions were comprised of two or more subscales which were: role clarity, innovation, structural flexibility, commitment, professional bonding, administrative support, professional discretion and task discretion. The subjects were 108 registered nurses practicing hospital nursing in the District of Columbia who received a survey by direct mail and who were given anonymity and confidentiality. The data were collected from an original instrument designed by the researcher, the Richards Retention Inventory (RRI), and analyzed, using the Loglinear Regression model. From the results, it was concluded that the three dimensions of a magnetic hospital work environment were positively related to the retention of registered nurses and that retention was a linear function of the three dimensions of a magnetic hospital work environment. In addition, the more these dimensions were present in the hospital environment, the more likely registered nurses were to remain in their present employment. It was recommended that hospitals concerned about the nursing shortage focus on retaining nurses rather than recruiting and replacing them by structuring their work environments in order to achieve positive results in the three dimensions of magnetism. Recommendations for future research were for a replication of the study using random sampling and obtaining a large enough sample to permit the correlation of the subscales of each dimension with RNs' intent to remain in their present employment in order to determine the degree to which each subscale contributed to retention of registered nurses.

History

Publisher

American University

Language

English

Notes

Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 50-06, Section: B, page: 2341.; Ph.D. American University 1989.; English

Handle

http://hdl.handle.net/1961/thesesdissertations:1815

Media type

application/pdf

Access statement

Unprocessed

Usage metrics

    Theses and Dissertations

    Categories

    No categories selected

    Exports

    RefWorks
    BibTeX
    Ref. manager
    Endnote
    DataCite
    NLM
    DC