Turnover intention among Italian nurses: The moderating roles of supervisor support and organizational support


Maura Galletta, Department of Psychology, University of Cagliari, Via Is Mirrionis 1, 09123 Cagliari, Italy. Email: maura.galletta@gmail.com


The purpose of this study was to examine the variables that are related to person–environment fit in Italian nurses, highlighting the role of supervisor support and organizational support in the relationship between nurses' perceptions of care adequacy, job satisfaction, and turnover intention. Therefore, 1240 nurses from three hospitals completed a self-administered questionnaire. The results showed that supervisor support and organizational support act differently as moderators of the care adequacy–job satisfaction–turnover intention relationship. Finally, job satisfaction was a mediating variable between care adequacy and turnover intention. These findings have important implications for hospitals because they help to promote effective work environments and to reduce turnover intention.