The Relationship between Hospital Employee Overall Readiness and Turnover Intentions


  • David Augustine Bull Colorado Christian University



Keywords: Turnover Intentions, Leadership Style, Psychological Readiness, Employee Readiness.


The relationship between employee readiness and turnover intentions was investigated among (N = 48) supervisors and (N = 192) subordinates, men and women between the ages 18 to 65, randomly selected from four randomly selected hospitals within the southern region of the United States. Instrumentation for the study included the Blanchard, Hersey, and Hambleton (1977) Readiness Scale, the Jackofsky and Slocum’s (1987) Turnover Intent Scale, and Demographic questionnaire. Statistical analysis using SPSS 24 software included Pearson correlation, Paired t – test, Independent t – test, and Descriptive statistics. Results of the paired t-test failed to show any significant differences between Staff Rated Total Readiness (SRTR) and Supervisor Rated Total Readiness (SRTR). However, an independent sample t - test revealed a statistically significant difference between the mean scores in Total Readiness (TR) for clinical and nonclinical staff. A Pearson correlation matrix for Staff Rated Job Readiness (SRJR), Staff Rated Psychological Readiness (SRPR), and Staff Rated Total readiness (SRTR); and Supervisor Rated Staff Job Readiness (SSRJR), Supervisor Rated Psychological Readiness (SSRPR), and Supervisor Rated Total Readiness (SSRTR), and Turnover Intentions (TI) revealed sufficient evidence of a significant positive correlation between Staff Self-Rated Job Readiness (SRJR) and Staff Self-Rated Psychological Readiness (SRPR) ( r = .837, p = .000; Supervisor Rated Staff Job Readiness (SRSJR) and Supervisor Rated Psychological Readiness (SRPR) r = .843, p = .000; Staff Self-Rated Job Readiness (SRJR) and Supervisor Rated Staff Psychological Readiness (SRPR) r = .832, p = .000. In terms of turnover intent, there was significant negative correlation between Job Readiness, Psychological Readiness, Total Readiness and Turnover Intent [TI – SRJR (r = –.143, p = .026), TI – SRPR (r = – .133, p = .040), TI – SSRJR (r = –.140, p = .030), TI – SSRPR (r = –.137, p = .034)] among employees.