Accession Number:

ADA429619

Title:

The Relationships Among the Factors of Satisfaction and Anticipated Turnover of Air Force Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists

Descriptive Note:

Major rept.

Corporate Author:

TEXAS UNIV HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT HOUSTON SCHOOL OF NURSING

Report Date:

2005-01-11

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

A high turnover rate of United States Air Force USAF Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist CRNA creates both financial and morale issues for the Air Force. The purpose of this exploratory study was to identify the relationships among factors of satisfaction and anticipated turnover of USAF CRNAs. A web-based survey was used for data collection, and all active duty Air Force CRNAs were invited to participate. Significant negative relationships were found between three sets of factors status accorded and job related factors r-.333 practice issues and status accorded r-.250 professionaloccupational job satisfaction and anticipated turnover r-.251. In general, active duty Air Force CRNAs experience low levels of satisfaction and anticipate separating from the Air Force before retirement. Those who feel they deliver quality care, have adequate time to deliver that care to patients, as well as enjoy their positions are less likely to anticipate separating from the Air Force before retirement.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE