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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 130-140

Societal factors that induce career change decision among nurses working at different Sohag city hospitals

Clinical Demonstrator, Nursing Administration Department, Faculty of Nursing, Sohag University, Sohag, Egypt

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Hind I Ali
Faculty of Nursing, Sohag University, Sohag, 82611
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ENJ.ENJ_17_17

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Background Nurses who have positive professional images will have stronger relations with their patients, peers, and community as a whole. Decision to leave might be an indication that nurses are not committed to their profession. Aim This study aimed to determine the societal factors that induce career change decision among nurses working at different Sohag city hospitals. Study participants The study participants comprised all categories of nursing staff from all age categories and different educational levels. Methods/Tools Societal Satisfaction Questionnaire and Anticipated Career Change Questionnaire were used for data collection. Results On the basis of the analysis of the participant’s responses, the result revealed that there was a highly statistically significant positive correlation between societal satisfaction and participants’ decision to leave the nursing career. Conclusion The study revealed that different sets of societal factors are associated with career change decision among nurses, which are mainly concerned with society’s view of nursing and mass media projection. These data can be useful for understanding nurse workforce challenges, improving mass media recognition, providing feedback to Egyptian nursing leaders as regards the best workplace practices, and informing decisions surrounding workforce policy.

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