J Korean Acad Nurs Adm.  2016 Mar;22(2):189-198. 10.11111/jkana.2016.22.2.189.

Influence of Experiencing Verbal Abuse, Job Stress and Burnout on Nurses' Turnover Intention in Hemodialysis Units

  • 1On Hospital, Korea.
  • 2Department of Nursing, Silla University, Korea. kypark@silla.ac.kr


The aim of this study was to investigate the relationships between the hemodialysis unit nurses' experience of verbal abuse, job stress, burnout, and turnover intention, and to identify the explained variances for turnover intention.
The research design was a descriptive survey using a probability sampling. The data were measured using self-report questionnaires from 231 hemodialysis unit nurses in seven cities in Korea and were analyzed with SPSS 20.0.
The mean scores were 2.45±0.62 (out of 5) for experience of verbal abuse, 2.40±0.26 (out of 4) for job stress, 2.31±0.48 (out of 4) for burnout, and 3.16±0.05 (out of 5) for turnover intention. There were significant correlations among the experience of verbal abuse, job stress, burnout, and turnover intention within the hemodialysis unit nurses. Factors influencing turnover intention were 'burnout' (β=.42, p<.001) and 'job stress' (β=.17, p=.015)which explained 42% of the variance (F=15.98, p<.001).
Results suggest that in order to reduce nurses' turnover intention, nurse managers should explore strategies to reduce nurses' burnout and job stress in nurses in hemodialysis units.


Hemodialysis; Abuse; Stress; Burnout; Turnover

MeSH Terms

Nurse Administrators
Renal Dialysis*
Research Design

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