The role of psychological capital in the relationship between nurses' job satisfaction and turnover intention

ALAN H., Polat Ş., Sen H. T.

PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHIATRIC CARE, vol.58, no.4, pp.2811-2819, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ppc.13128
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.2811-2819
  • Keywords: job satisfaction, nurse, psychological capital, Turkey, turnover intention, WORK ENGAGEMENT, EMPLOYEE ATTITUDES, HOSPITAL NURSES, MEDIATING ROLE, PERFORMANCE, STRESS, RESOURCES, IMPACT, CARE
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose To find out whether psychological capital has a mediating role in the relationship between job satisfaction and turnover intention on nurses. Design and Methods This study is a cross-sectional descriptive study. 466 nurses participated in this study. Data were collected via paper-and-pencil format using Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire, Psychological Capital Questionnaire and Turnover Intention Scale. Conclusions Our findings revealed effects of poor psychological capital among nurses. The effect of psychological capital was statistically significant and it partially mediated job satisfaction and turnover intention. Practice Implications Initiative sand training programs should be planned to improve nurses' attitudes towards psychological capital levels.