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Table 4 Bivariate and multivariate logistic regression analysis of factors associated with intent to stay among nurses working in the 5 referral hospitals, Amhara regional state, Ethiopia, 2013

From: Intent to stay in the nursing profession and associated factors among nurses working in Amhara Regional State Referral Hospitals, Ethiopia

Variable Intent to stay Crud odds ratio with 95% CI* Adjusted odds ratio with 95% CI
Yes No
Age     
 20-29 year 35 81 1.00 1.00
 30-39 year 88 133 1.53 (0.95-2.47) 1.74 (0.86-3.44)
 40-49 year 32 20 3.70 (1.87-7.35) 4.49 (1.58-12.77)*
Marital status     
 Unmarried 38 119 1.00 1.00
 Married 117 115 3.19 (2.04-4.98) 1.99 (1.04-3.84)*
Highest level of nursing education     
 Diploma 69 119 1.00 1.00
 Bachelor degree 86 115 1.29(0.86-1.94)a 2.22 (1.18-4.16)**
Current area of practice     
 Medical department 34 65 1.00 1.00
 Surgical department 37 70 1.01 (0.57-1.80) 0.62 (0.26-1.48)
 OPDb 40 62 1.23 (0.70-2.20) 0.68 (0.28-1.65)
 Pediatric department 28 24 2.23 (1.12-4.43) 1.09 (0.37-3.18)
 Othersc 16 13 2.35 (1.02-5.46) 1.80 (0.44-7.47)
Work experience as a nurse     
 0-10 year 113 211 1.00 1.00
 11-20 year 34 18 3.53 (1.91-6.53) 1.22 (0.35-4.21)
 21-30 year 8 5 2.99 (0.96-9.35) 2.21 (0.20-24.40)
Had dependent family     
 Yes 89 85 2.36 (1.56-3.58) 1.12 (0.55-2.28)
 No 66 149 1.00 1.00
Autonomy and professional opportunities     
 Unsatisfied 14 124 1.00 1.00
 Satisfied 141 110 11.35 (6.19-20.82) 2.62 (1.16-5.89)*
 Scheduling     
 Unsatisfied 17 125 1.00 1.00
 Satisfied 138 109 9.31 (5.29-16.39) 3.42 (1.56-7.47)**
Support     
 Unsatisfied 43 174 1.00 1.00
 Satisfied 112 60 7.55 (4.78-11.94) 1.55 (0.78-3.07)
Relationship and interaction     
 Unsatisfied 18 99 1.00 1.00
 Satisfied 137 135 5.58 (3.20-9.73) 1.51 (0.70-3.30)
Pay and benefit     
 Unsatisfied 48 214 1.00 1.00
 Satisfied 107 20 23.85(13.48-42.23) 8.78(4.50-17.14)***
Affective commitment     
 Low 48 153 1.00 1.00
 High 107 81 4.21 (2.73-6.50) 1.08 (0.55-2.11)
Continuance commitment     
 Low 32 128 1.00 1.00
 High 123 106 4.64 (2.91-7.40) 2.45 (1.26-4.78)**
Normative commitment     
 Low 26 161 1.00 1.00
 High 129 73 10.94 (6.61-18.11) 3.68 (1.87-7.23)***
  1. aP-value 0.2, bOPD = Outpatient department, cOthers include ophthalmic, fistula and psychiatry units, *CI = Confidence Interval.
  2. *P-value <0.05, **P-value <0.001, ***P-value <0.0001.
  3. Hosmer and Lemeshow test: χ2 = 4.40, P = 0.82, df = 8.