Role of demographic variables in predicting turnover intention among registered nurses in Nigerian Public Hospitals
Ramatu Abdulkareem, Abubakar
Kabiru Maitama, Kura
MetadataShow full item record
Prior research has indicated that employee turnover is detrimental to both individuals and organizations. Because a turnover intention in the workplace is detrimental, several factors have been suggested to better understand the reasons why employees may decide to leave their organizations. One of the significant predictors of employee turnover is related to the demographic characteristics. Some of the demographic characteristics have been studied to date include age, gender, education, experience and tenure, among others. Despite these empirical studies, literature indicates more studies are needed to further understand the role of demographic variables in predicting turnover intention. Hence, the present study fills in the gap by examining the role of age and gender in predicting turnover intention among 175 Registered Nurses in Nigerian public hospitals. Results indicated that male nurses were more likely to leave their organizations or the profession than their female colleagues. Furthermore, the results showed that younger nurses were more likely to leave their organizations or the profession than their older colleagues.