Original Article

Job Satisfaction, Intent to Stay at Work, and Burnout Levels of Nurses Working in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Clinics: A Cross-Sectional Study


  • Gülhan Erkuş Küçükkelepçe
  • Sevda Arslan Şeker
  • Türkan Karaca

Received Date: 24.10.2022 Accepted Date: 29.11.2022 Mediterr Nurs Midwifery 2022;2(3):118-127


It is thought that the fact that coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic process has been continuing for a long time, and the level of job satisfaction of nurses may have an impact on their intention to experience burnout and stay at work. This study aimed to determine the relationship between job satisfaction, intention to stay, and burnout levels of nurses working in coronavirus disease 2019 clinics.


This descriptive and correlational study was conducted with 325 nurses who were working in coronavirus disease 2019 clinics. Data were collected using the sociodemographic characteristics form, the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire, the Maslach Burnout Inventory, and the Intent to Leave Job Scale. Descriptive statistics, correlation analysis, and regression analysis were used in the analysis of the research data.


Emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, personal achievement, and intent to leave explain 45% of job satisfaction (F = 67.911, p = .000); job satisfaction and intent to leave explain 40% of emotional exhaustion (F = 111.470, p = .000), 16% of depersonalization (F = 33.785, p = .000), and 20% of personal achievement (F = 43.102, p = .000); job satisfaction, emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and personal achievement explain 24% of intent to leave (F = 27.190, p = .000).


The prolongation of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, the uncertainty of the process, and the conditions related to the working environment of the nurses have an effect on job satisfaction, burnout, and intent to leave. The continuity of the well-being of employees is an important issue that needs to be emphasized and evaluated, as it will have a multi-faceted effect to be ready for different pandemics in the near/far future.

Keywords: COVID-19, nursing, job satisfaction, burnout, personnel turnover