Korean J Adult Nurs.  2015 Apr;27(2):180-187. 10.7475/kjan.2015.27.2.180.

Effect of Job Embeddedness and Job Satisfaction on Turnover Intention in Nurses

  • 1Graduate School of Nursing, Gachon University, Incheon, Korea.
  • 2College of Nursing, Gachon University, Incheon, Korea. jschoi408@empal.com


The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of job embeddedness and job satisfaction on turnover intention in nurses.
The study design was a descriptive survey and questionnaires were collected from May 1 to 31, 2014. Participants were 216 nurses. Data were analyzed using independent t-test, Scheffe test, one-way ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficient and hierarchical multiple regression with the SPSS/WIN 21.0 program.
Job embeddedness was positively correlated with job satisfaction and negative correlations with turnover intention. Finally, job embeddedness and job satisfaction accounted for 33.1% of the variance in turnover intention.
Results indicate that job embeddedness and job satisfaction are factors influencing turnover intention. Therefore, it is necessary to develop and make available programs embracing factors in the prevention and reduction of turnover intention.

MeSH Terms

Job Satisfaction*
Surveys and Questionnaires

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