Relationship between diversity faultlines and turnover intentions of nurses in Japan

Takumi Iwaasa, Yasuyuki Yamada, Motoki Mizuno

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Abstract

The importance of promoting diversity in the nursing workforce is broadly acknowledged. Diversity in the nursing workforce is considered to be an essential element of success in the team medical-care and provides opportunities to deliver quality care which promotes patient satisfaction. Recently, diversity “diversity faultlines” has received worldwide attention. Lau and Murnighan [1] proposed the term diversity faultlines refer to hypothetical dividing lines that may split a group into subgroups based on one or more attributes. In the present study, we have demonstrated that the current status of faultlines in nurse organization and the relationship between faultlines and turnover intentions among Japanese nurses. This study was carried out in the university hospital in Japan. Through the informed consent procedure, questionnaires were distributed to 692 nurses and responses from 633 female nurses and 42 male nurses were analyzed. The results revealed that nurses in Japan perceived faultlines just like workers did. The fact suggests that it is needed to pay attention to reduce probability of faultlines formation for the success in diversity and retention management of nursing organization.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Human Factors, Business Management and Leadership - Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conferences on Human Factors in Management and Leadership, and Business Management and Society
EditorsTibor Barath, Jussi Ilari Kantola, Salman Nazir
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages468-473
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783319603711
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventAHFE 2017 International Conferences on Human Factors in Management and Leadership, and Business Management and Society, 2017 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: 2017 Jul 172017 Jul 21

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume594
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Conference

ConferenceAHFE 2017 International Conferences on Human Factors in Management and Leadership, and Business Management and Society, 2017
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period17/7/1717/7/21

Keywords

  • Diversity
  • Diversity faultlines
  • Japanese nursed
  • Retention management
  • Turnover intentions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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