The content of the manuscript “The Relationships Between Safety Climate, Teamwork, and Intent to Stay at Work Among Jordanian Hospital Nurses” has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. All authors have contributed significantly. Each author has participated in the (a) conception, design, analysis and interpretation of data; (b) revising the article; and (c) final approval of the version to be published.
The Relationships Between Safety Climate, Teamwork, and Intent to Stay at Work Among Jordanian Hospital Nurses
Article first published online: 6 FEB 2012
© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 47, Issue 1, pages 65–75, January-March 2012
How to Cite
AbuAlRub, R. F., Gharaibeh, H. F. and Bashayreh, A. E. I. (2012), The Relationships Between Safety Climate, Teamwork, and Intent to Stay at Work Among Jordanian Hospital Nurses. Nursing Forum, 47: 65–75. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6198.2011.00253.x
- Issue published online: 6 FEB 2012
- Article first published online: 6 FEB 2012
- intent to stay;
- safety climate;
PURPOSE. The purpose of the present study is to examine the relationships among safety climate, teamwork, and intent to stay at work as perceived by Jordanian hospital nurses.
METHODS. A descriptive correlational design was used to investigate these relationships among a convenience sample of 381 hospital nurses. Data were collected through a self-administered questionnaire that included the Safety Climate and Teamwork Scale and the McCain's Intent to Stay Scale. Descriptive statistics, Pearson correlation, analysis of variance, and hierarchical regression analysis were used to analyze the data.
RESULTS. The findings showed (a) a strong positive correlation between safety climate and teamwork; and (b) moderate positive correlations between safety climate and intent to stay at work, and between teamwork and intent to stay at work. Moreover, the overall model of hierarchical regression showed that 45% of the variation in the level of intent to stay at work was explained by background variables, leadership styles, decision-making styles, and safety climate.
CONCLUSION. The findings emphasized the positive effect of safety climate and teamwork on the level of nurses' intent to stay.
IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING MANAGEMENT. Nurse administrators should design and implement strategies that create a culture of safety climate and teamwork in their organizations.