Factors influencing turnover intention among registered nurses in Samar Philippines

Leodoro J. Labrague*, Donna S. Gloe, Denise M. McEnroe-Petitte, Konstantinos Tsaras, Paolo C. Colet

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Objective Despite the massive nurse migration and turnover of nurses in the Philippines, there remains a lack of studies describing factors influencing the migration of Filipino nurses. This study explored the effects of nurses' characteristics, work satisfaction, and work stress with the intent to leave an organization among registered nurses in the Philippines. Methods This study utilized a descriptive, cross-sectional approach. One hundred sixty six (166) nurses participated in the study during the months of September 2015 to December 2015. Three standardized instruments were used in the study: Job Satisfaction Index (JSI), Job Stress Scale (JSS), and Turnover Intention Inventory Scale (TIIS). Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistical tools. Results Nurses' ages were found to significantly influence their turnover intentions. Job satisfaction (β = − 0.47, p = 0.001) and job stress (β = 0.23, p = 0.001) strongly predicted turnover intentions in the nurses. The mean values for the job satisfaction scale, job stress scale, and turnover intention inventory scale were 3.13 (SD = 0.60), 2.74 (SD = 0.71), and 2.43 (SD = 0.67) respectively. Conclusions Several predictors of turnover intentions were determined in this study through nurses' age, job satisfaction, and job stress as being the most influential factors. Efforts to increase nurses' job satisfaction and reduce job stress should be implemented to halt further loss of these skilled groups of healthcare professionals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200-206
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Nursing Research
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Philippine nurses
  • Turnover intention
  • Work satisfaction
  • Work stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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