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Perceived work ability and turnover intentions: a prospective study among Belgian healthcare workers

Hanne Derycke UGent, Els Clays UGent, Peter Vlerick UGent, William D'Hoore, Hans Martin Hasselhorn and Lutgart Braeckman UGent (2012) JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING. 68(7). p.1556-1566
abstract
derycke h., clays e., vlerick p., dhoore w., hasselhorn h. m. & braeckman l. (2012) Perceived work ability and turnover intentions: a prospective study among Belgian healthcare workers. Journal of Advanced Nursing68(7), 15561566. Abstract Aim. To report a study exploring prospective relations between nurses perceived work ability and three forms of turnover intentions, respectively, intent to leave the ward, organization and profession. Background. Turnover of nursing staff is a major challenge for healthcare settings and for healthcare in general, urging the need to improve retention. Design. Survey. Methods. Based on the longitudinal data of the Belgian sample from the European Nurses Early Exit study, a total of 1531 healthcare workers who remained in their job, completed in 2003 and 1 year later a self-administered questionnaire including the Work Ability Index to assess work ability. Multiple logistic regression analysis was performed adjusting for possible confounding variables. Results. In a population with low intent to leave at baseline prospective analyses showed that a poor work ability at baseline increased the risk of high intent to leave the ward and high intent to leave the organization, 1 year later. A substantial deterioration in work ability was a risk factor for developing high turnover intentions 1 year later. Social support had no effect on the relation between work ability and all three types of intent to leave but the relation between work ability and intent to leave the ward was borderline significantly moderated by good interpersonal relations. Conclusions. Poor work ability was a risk factor for developing turnover intentions. Maintaining good work ability and improving poor work ability becomes increasingly important to retain nurses.
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measuring change, intent to leave, PERIOD, IMPACT, DISABILITY, QUESTIONNAIRE, PROFESSION, LEAVE, NURSE TURNOVER, EMPLOYEE TURNOVER, AGING WORKERS, FOLLOW-UP, nursing, turnover, Work Ability Index, workforce
journal title
JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING
J. Adv. Nurs.
volume
68
issue
7
pages
1556 - 1566
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000305514900012
JCR category
NURSING
JCR impact factor
1.527 (2012)
JCR rank
16/101 (2012)
JCR quartile
1 (2012)
ISSN
0309-2402
DOI
10.1111/j.1365-2648.2012.05961.x
language
English
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yes
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A1
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2052184
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2052184
date created
2012-02-29 14:24:42
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2015-06-17 09:58:43
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  abstract     = {derycke h., clays e., vlerick p., dhoore w., hasselhorn h. m. \& braeckman l. (2012) Perceived work ability and turnover intentions: a prospective study among Belgian healthcare workers. Journal of Advanced Nursing68(7), 15561566. Abstract Aim. To report a study exploring prospective relations between nurses perceived work ability and three forms of turnover intentions, respectively, intent to leave the ward, organization and profession. Background. Turnover of nursing staff is a major challenge for healthcare settings and for healthcare in general, urging the need to improve retention. Design. Survey. Methods. Based on the longitudinal data of the Belgian sample from the European Nurses Early Exit study, a total of 1531 healthcare workers who remained in their job, completed in 2003 and 1 year later a self-administered questionnaire including the Work Ability Index to assess work ability. Multiple logistic regression analysis was performed adjusting for possible confounding variables. Results. In a population with low intent to leave at baseline prospective analyses showed that a poor work ability at baseline increased the risk of high intent to leave the ward and high intent to leave the organization, 1 year later. A substantial deterioration in work ability was a risk factor for developing high turnover intentions 1 year later. Social support had no effect on the relation between work ability and all three types of intent to leave but the relation between work ability and intent to leave the ward was borderline significantly moderated by good interpersonal relations. Conclusions. Poor work ability was a risk factor for developing turnover intentions. Maintaining good work ability and improving poor work ability becomes increasingly important to retain nurses.},
  author       = {Derycke, Hanne and Clays, Els and Vlerick, Peter and D'Hoore, William and Hasselhorn, Hans Martin and Braeckman, Lutgart},
  issn         = {0309-2402},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING},
  keyword      = {measuring change,intent to leave,PERIOD,IMPACT,DISABILITY,QUESTIONNAIRE,PROFESSION,LEAVE,NURSE TURNOVER,EMPLOYEE TURNOVER,AGING WORKERS,FOLLOW-UP,nursing,turnover,Work Ability Index,workforce},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {7},
  pages        = {1556--1566},
  title        = {Perceived work ability and turnover intentions: a prospective study among Belgian healthcare workers},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2012.05961.x},
  volume       = {68},
  year         = {2012},
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Chicago
Derycke, Hanne, Els Clays, Peter Vlerick, William D’Hoore, Hans Martin Hasselhorn, and Lutgart Braeckman. 2012. “Perceived Work Ability and Turnover Intentions: a Prospective Study Among Belgian Healthcare Workers.” Journal of Advanced Nursing 68 (7): 1556–1566.
APA
Derycke, H., Clays, E., Vlerick, P., D’Hoore, W., Hasselhorn, H. M., & Braeckman, L. (2012). Perceived work ability and turnover intentions: a prospective study among Belgian healthcare workers. JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING, 68(7), 1556–1566.
Vancouver
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Derycke H, Clays E, Vlerick P, D’Hoore W, Hasselhorn HM, Braeckman L. Perceived work ability and turnover intentions: a prospective study among Belgian healthcare workers. JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING. 2012;68(7):1556–66.
MLA
Derycke, Hanne, Els Clays, Peter Vlerick, et al. “Perceived Work Ability and Turnover Intentions: a Prospective Study Among Belgian Healthcare Workers.” JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING 68.7 (2012): 1556–1566. Print.