Influence of Work Motivation, Work Environment and Job Satisfaction on Turnover Intention of Croatian Nurses: A Qualitative Study

Turnover intention among nurses

  • Eva Smokrović Faculty of Medicine, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek; Institution for home helthcare and rehabilitation Helena Smokrović, Rijeka
  • Ivana Gusar* Faculty of Medicine, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek; Department of Health Studies, University of Zadar
  • Dijana Hnatešen Faculty of Medicine, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek; Clinical Hospital Centar Osijek
  • Kristina Bačkov Faculty of Medicine, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek; General Hospital Zadar
  • Antun Bajan Faculty of Medicine, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek; Department of Emergency Medicine, Osijek
  • Zvjezdana Gvozdanović Faculty of Medicine, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek; General Hospital Našice
  • Harolt Placento Faculty of Medicine, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek; General Hospital Našice
  • Boštjan Žvanut University of Primorska, Faculty of Health Sciences, Izola, Slovenia http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5374-1609

Abstract

ABSTRACT


Aim: The purpose of this study is to examine, identify and describe the factors that influence turnover intenion of nurses in Croatia.


Methods: A qualitative descriptive phenomenological study was conducted in June 2018. The participants were 20 registered and full-time working nurses who were employed in different cities of the Republic of Croatia and in different health care institutions and in different areas of work. Data obtained from interviews were analyzed and interpreted using a content analysis approach.


Results: Within data analaysis, four main themes were extracted as follows: Job satisfaction, Work motivation, Psychological factors - individual and Structural factors – working enviroment.


Conclusion: Recognizing nursing challenges in healthcare system and the factors which influence the intention of nurses to leave can help to development of a clear strategy and retention measures according to factors that influence their turnover intention.


 


 


Keywords: job satisfaction, work motivation, turnover intention, qualitative study, nurse

Published
Jan 13, 2020
How to Cite
SMOKROVIĆ, Eva et al. Influence of Work Motivation, Work Environment and Job Satisfaction on Turnover Intention of Croatian Nurses: A Qualitative Study. Southeastern European Medical Journal, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 2, p. 33-44, jan. 2020. ISSN 2459-9484. Available at: <http://seemedj.mefos.unios.hr/index.php/seemedj/article/view/110>. Date accessed: 21 jan. 2020.
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