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تاريخ النشر 2021
THE EFFECT OF WORK MOTIVATION AND WORK ENGAGEMENT ON INTENTION TO STAY AMONG JORDANIAN NURSES
Ekbal Saleh Ali AL Hadidi
Background: Nursing, as a major profession in the healthcare systems, faced many challenges in today's complex work environment. Intention to stay refers to the willingness and possibility that nurses will remain in the organization. Nursing work motivation is considered as a key variable that contributes to nursing staff retention. Work engagement is another key variable in maintaining staff retention and enhancing their intention to stay. Aim: the aim of this study was to investigate the level of Jordanian nurses' perception of work motivation, work engagement and their intention to stay and to explore the relationship between Jordanian nurses’ work motivation, work engagement and intention to stay. Methodology: A descriptive, cross-sectional study design Data were collected conveniently from 195 nurses working in three public hospitals located in Amman, Zarqa and Irbid using electronic survey distributed through social media and social communication groups for nurses. Results: Nurses working in Jordanian public hospitals are highly motivated (5.26 ± 1.04), highly engaged in their work (4.80 ± 1.06), and they have a high intention to stay at their current work (3.81 ± 1.19). There are statistically significant strong positive relationship between nurses' intention to stay with work motivation (r = 0.665, P = 0.000) and with work engagement (r = 0.653, P = 0.000). With multiple linear regressions there is an impact of work engagement, gender and years of experience on nurses' intent to stay Conclusions: Based on the current study variables, we can conclude that nurses working in Jordanian hospitals under administration of MOH are highly motivated, engaged to work and highly intended to stay at their current work. Furthermore, there is a significant positive relationship between motivation at work, work engagement and nurses' intent to stay. Furthermore, there is a huge impact of work engagement, work place, gender and years of experience on nurses' intention to stay.