Korean J Occup Health Nurs.  2012 Nov;21(3):290-298.

Influence of Occupational Stress and Burnout on Turnover Intention of Caregivers in Geriatric Hospitals

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  • 1Department of Nursing, Pyeongtaek University, Pyeongtaek, Korea. miralee21c@ptu.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was identify the influences of occupational stress and burnout on turnover intention of caregivers in geriatric hospitals.
METHODS
The data were collected from 176 caregivers working at three geriatric hospitals located in Gyeonggi province. A self-reported questionnaires was used to assess the level of occupational stress, burnout and turnover intention. The data were analyzed with descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA and Pearson correlation coefficients and multiple regression by SPSS/WIN 18.0 program.
RESULTS
The turnover intention was positively correlated with occupational stress(r=.438, p<.01) and burnout(r=.418, p<.01). The influencing factors of turnover intention were occupational stress(beta=.290, p<.001), burnout(beta=.253, p=.001) and education level(beta=.182, p=.006).
CONCLUSION
The results of this study indicate that it is necessary to develop stress management program so that caregivers in geriatric hospitals can reduce occupational stress and burnout.

Keyword

Caregiver; Occupational stress; Burnout; Turnover intention
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