Exploring the relationship between work environment, job satisfaction, and intent to stay of Jordanian nurses in underserved areas
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AIMS: The aims of this study are to (1) examine the relationships between work environment, job satisfaction and intention to stay at work; and (2) explore the predicting factors of intention to stay at work among nurses in underserved areas. BACKGROUND: Developing and fostering creative work environment are paramount especially in underserved areas, where the work conditions present many challenges. METHODS: A descriptive correlational design was utilized to collect data from 330 hospital nurses who worked in two underserved governorates in Jordan. A set of instruments were used to measure the variables of the study. RESULTS: The results showed a strong positive association between job satisfaction and work environment. The results of logistic regression indicated receiving housing, job satisfaction, and work environment were the predicting variables of the level of intention to stay at work. CONCLUSION: It is critical to improve work conditions and create a culture of supportive work environment in underserved area.
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