Accession Number : ADA185244

Title :   Turnover Among Air Force Nurses.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Nichols, John C

PDF Url : ADA185244

Report Date : Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 287

Abstract : Nursing turnover is costly in money, personnel, and employee morale. The research in nursing turnover has alluded the job satisfaction, the personal reasons or the job itself as possible causes. This study identified U.S. Air Force Nurse Corps officers at risk for turnover, how satisfaction impacts on the turnover, the impact of Work Role Design and Individual Motivation on the satisfactions, and the stated reasons for turnover. It was reasoned that if satisfaction factors do have an impact on turnover, more administrative attention could be focused on these factors through Work Role Design and/or Motivational Theory to decrease turnover. The sample population consisted of 1,200 active duty nurses working in Medical Treatment Facilities worldwide. The specialties included: Administration, Clinical Nursing, Nursing Education, Mental Health Nursing, and the Operating Room. In all, 885 surveys were returned (73.75%).

Descriptors :   *NURSING, *JOB SATISFACTION, *AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, NURSES, OFFICER PERSONNEL, MOTIVATION, ACTIVE DUTY, MORALE, BENEFITS, POLICIES, POLITICAL SCIENCE, EDUCATION

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE