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Level of Job Satisfaction and Intent to Leave Among Malaysian Nurses

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Author(s): Muhammad Masroor Alam, Jamilha Fakir Mohammad

Journal: Business Intelligence Journal
ISSN 1918-2325

Volume: 3;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 123;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: Job | Satisfaction | Intention to Leave | Hospital | Nurses | Malaysian

ABSTRACT
This study investigates the level of job satisfaction and intent to leave among malaysian nurses. The objectives of the study were to examine the level of perceived job satisfaction and intention to leave. Based on the literature reviews an instrument of six facets of job satisfaction and intention to leave was developed to find the level of perceived job satisfaction and intetntio to leave.For this purpose, data from 153 nurses in one of the public sector hospital in Perlis, were used. Findings of this study suggested that the nursing staffs were moderately satisfied with their job in all the six facets of job satifaction i.e i.e. satisfaction with supervisor, job variety, closure, compensation, co-workers and HRM/management polices and therefore exhibits a perceived lower level of their intention to leave the hospital and the job. Based on the findings recommendation and suggestions for health managers and health policy makers are presented.