Workplace Bullying and Turnover Intention among New Nurses
Purpose: The aim of this study was to explore workplace bullying and turnover intention among new nurses whose career was less than 12 months. Method: Survey was performed using structured questionnaire which consisted of general characteristics, workplace bullying and results, turnover intention. Study participants were new nurses from a University hospital located in G-district. Total 163 questionnaires out of 180 were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, correlation, multiple regression as appropriate. Results: Overall bullying level was rather low, yet it was true that at least some new nurses were bullies. One factor affecting both bullying and turnover intention consistently was ward assignment. Working period, working ward, mistrust were predictive factors of turnover intention among new nurses. Conclusion: Factors revealed from this study and previous studies need to be into account when developing strategies to help new nurses in adjusting working environment. In addition, qualitative studies are called for further insight regarding the context of bullying and turnover intention.