Intention to stay of nurses in current posts in difficult-to-staff areas of Yemen, Jordan, Lebanon and Qatar

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dc.contributor.author Dimassi, Hani
dc.contributor.author El-Jardali, Fadi
dc.contributor.author Murray, Susan F.
dc.contributor.author Jamal, Diana
dc.contributor.author AbualRub, Raeda
dc.contributor.author Al-Surimi, Khaled
dc.contributor.author Clinton, Micheal
dc.contributor.author Dumit, Nuhad Y.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-07T12:39:42Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-07T12:39:42Z
dc.date.copyright 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0020-7489 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/4892
dc.description.abstract Background The nursing workforce shortages in difficult-to-staff areas have implications not only for quality of care but also for population health outcomes. An understanding of attrition and of retention is important to inform policies on the nursing workforce. Objectives This paper draws on questionnaire survey data from nurses working in difficult-to-staff areas in four countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (Yemen, Jordan, Lebanon and Qatar). It aims to identify the specific and common factors associated with nurses’ intention to stay in their current post for the coming 1–3 years in three countries with an internally trained nursing workforce and in a fourth where the workforce is externally recruited. Methods Nurses working in ‘difficult to staff’ areas in Yemen, Jordan, Lebanon and Qatar were surveyed. A conceptual model composed of 6 dimensions based on that of the World Health Organization was constructed with ‘intent to stay’ (Career Decisions) as the main outcome. Regression models were constructed for each of the dimensions in the conceptual model with ‘intent to stay’ as the dependent variable for each of the study countries. Subsequently, a collective model that combined Lebanon, Jordan and Yemen was constructed to identify common factors that are associated with intent to stay. Results Factors associated with intent to stay differed for study countries. Marriage was positively associated with intent to stay in Lebanon and Jordan whereas years of experience were positively significant for Lebanon and Yemen. Shorter commuting time was significantly associated with intent to stay in Jordan whereas a preference for village life was significant for Lebanon. Job satisfaction was significantly associated with intent to stay in all study countries. Nurses in Lebanon, Jordan and Qatar who indicated that they would choose nursing if they had the opportunity to choose a career all over again were significantly more likely to intend to stay in their current post. Conclusions Studies of nurses working in these areas can help national policymakers and local nursing directors better manage the sparse nursing workforce in these localities and to provide them with appropriate incentives and support to encourage them to stay. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Intention to stay of nurses in current posts in difficult-to-staff areas of Yemen, Jordan, Lebanon and Qatar en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle a cross-sectional study en_US
dc.author.school SOP en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200603781 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal International Journal of Nursing Studies en_US
dc.journal.volume 50 en_US
dc.journal.issue 11 en_US
dc.article.pages 1481-1494 en_US
dc.keywords Difficult to staff areas en_US
dc.keywords Intent to stay en_US
dc.keywords Jordan en_US
dc.keywords Nurses en_US
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.keywords Qatar en_US
dc.keywords Yemen en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2013.02.013 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation El-Jardali, F., Murray, S. F., Dimassi, H., Jamal, D., AbuAlRub, R., Al-Surimi, K., ... & Dumit, N. Y. (2013). Intention to stay of nurses in current posts in difficult-to-staff areas of Yemen, Jordan, Lebanon and Qatar: a cross-sectional study. International journal of nursing studies, 50(11), 1481-1494. en_US
dc.author.email hani.dimassi@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0020748913000667 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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