The Relationship Between Air Force Anesthesia Provider's Job Satisfaction and Anticipated Turnover
UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIV OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES BETHESDA MD
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between Air Force AF anesthesia providers job satisfaction and anticipated turnover. The study replicates for the AF the 1995 study by Cowan entitled The relationship Between Navy Anesthesia Providers Job Satisfaction and Anticipated Turnover. Comparisons between AF and Navy study results were made. Five-year projections for AF anesthesia providers show high attrition rates combined with expected manpower shortages. Job satisfaction of anesthesia providers has been shown to impact turnover rates Cowan, 1995. The research instrument was a 57 item questionnaire utilized by Cowan and was sent to all AF anesthesia providers on active duty, N 322. Response rate obtained was 49.3 N 159, with 76.1 121159 of respondents being CRNAs and 23.9 38159 being anesthesiologists. The descriptive, exploratory design utilized a combination of demographic and questionnaire results to report significant data on how job satisfaction impacts anticipated turnover of AF anesthesia providers. Initial expectation of service was found to be positively correlated with anticipated turnover, r 171, p .05. Professionaloccupational job satisfaction was also positively correlated, r .203, p .05. In contrast, Cowan found only professionaloccupational job satisfaction to be statistically significant, r .47, p .0001. 12.9 of the variance in anticipated turnover was accounted for by interpersonal relationships and the combination of interpersonal relationships and professionaloccupational job satisfaction. Cowan found that mobility factors and professionaloccupational job satisfaction accounted for 27 of the variance in anticipated turnover of Navy anesthesia providers.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Medicine and Medical Research