Nurses’ Intention to Leave: Do Demographic Factors Matter?
Khatijah Omar, Marhana Mohamed Anuar, Azlinzuraini Ahmad, Roslina Ismail, Badariah Din

Many factors are found to contribute to nurses’ intention to leave and past studies revealed that the factors could be individual, organizational, environmental as well as demographic factors. However, this study focused on examining the effect of demographic factors on intention to leave among nurses in Malaysian public hospitals. The study employed a quantitative research design whereby 700 questionnaires were distributed to 11 selected hospitals and those hospitals are considered major public hospitals in Peninsular Malaysia. There were 436 questionnaires returned but only 398 were usable. The data was analyzed using SPSS software. The results of estimating ANOVA revealed that only income and organizational tenure show significant differences on nurses’ intention to leave. In other words, this study also revealed thatnurses who are serving in public hospitals in Malaysia perceived that age, marital status and education level are not significant contributors to their intention to leave the organization.

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