Zelda Gibbs


Job embeddedness (JE) directly affects job retention and quality of service. Financial challenges for hospitals demand strategies to ensure superior patient satisfaction scores. Knowledge regarding JE of HCAs is lacking, and studies about the differences between JE of RNs and HCAs in acute care facilities could not be located. Job descriptions for HCAs in acute care facilities are extremely diverse, and RNs feel reluctant to assign responsibilities to HCAs. Job retention, job satisfaction, commitment, and professional relationships can potentially suffer as a result. RNs valued community sacrifices significantly higher than HCAs. Total JE scores between baby boomers and millennials were significantly different, while organizational links scores among all three generations showed a statistical significantly difference. Organizational fit, organizational sacrifice and level of education added statistical significance to the prediction of job satisfaction.

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Spring 5-1-2015

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