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The purpose of this study was to explore job retention rate, the relationship between personal characteristics, organizational characteristics, and job retention, and the predictive ability of personal characteristics and organizational characteristics in relation to job retention of Generation Y registered nurses in community hospitals in Health Region 4. The sample comprised 401 Generation Y registered nurses selected through multi-stage random
sampling. The researcher-developed questionnaire regarding factors relating to job retention of Generation Y
registered nurses at community hospitals was used. The relationships between factors related to job retention
were analyzed with Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient. The predictive factor of job retention was analyzed using multiple regression analysis. The results of the study showed that job retention of generation Y registered nurses was at a moderate level, personal factors including hospital size was related to job retention (X2=14.15, p–value<5), age, duration of service, position, income, family an domicile were not related to job retention. Organizational characteristics were related to job retention at a moderate level (r=.64, p–value<.05). Personal characteristics and hospital size were the only factors that predicted retention of Generation Y registered nurses. Organization characteristics, characteristic of the employer, and employee relationships could jointly predict 42% of the variation in job retention of generation Y registered nurses (p-value<.05). The study recommends that nurse administrators should continually promote and support the retention of Generation Y registered nurses in the profession by developing the organization to support their practice, creating a positive organizational culture and participation, providing resources that support their practice, and fostering positive relationships between practitioners.
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บทความและรายงานวิจัยในวารสารพยาบาลกระทรวงสาธารณสุข เป็นความคิดเห็นของ ผู้เขียน มิใช่ของคณะผู้จัดทำ และมิใช่ความรับผิดชอบของสมาคมศิษย์เก่าพยาบาลกระทรวงสาธารณสุข ซึ่งสามารถนำไปอ้างอิงได้
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