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American Journal of Nursing Research. 2020, 8(2), 170-181
DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-8-2-6
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Career Plateau, Self-efficacy and Job Embeddedness as Perceivedby Staff Nurses

Ebtesam Saeed Ahmed Abd-Elrhaman1, , Shaimaa Mohamed Araby Ebraheem2 and Waffaa El Sayed Hassan Helal2

1Nursing Administration, Faculty of Nursing, Benha University, Egypt

2Nursing Administration, Faculty of Nursing, Helwan University, Egypt

Pub. Date: January 24, 2020

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Ebtesam Saeed Ahmed Abd-Elrhaman, Shaimaa Mohamed Araby Ebraheem and Waffaa El Sayed Hassan Helal. Career Plateau, Self-efficacy and Job Embeddedness as Perceivedby Staff Nurses. American Journal of Nursing Research. 2020; 8(2):170-181. doi: 10.12691/ajnr-8-2-6


In this era of globalization, career plateau is considered one of the contributing factors that affects both the organization’s and nurse’s self-efficacy and job embedded, particularly through hurriedly spreading of downsizing and layoffs which characterizes today’s worldwide work, so it is important for the organizations and managers to be aware of career plateauing or leveling off in a career path to manage it effectively, in order to enhance the organizational competitiveness. Aim: The present study aimed to explore the relationship between career plateau, self-efficacy and job embeddedness as perceived by staff nurses. Research Design: A descriptive correlational design was utilized. Study Setting: The study was conducted in all critical care units and general medical and surgical units at Benha University Hospital. The study sample was: A convenience sample of Bachelor nursing graduates164 who are working staff nurses in the above mentioned study setting. Tools of data collection: Four tools were used: (1) the personal and job characteristics of nurses, (2) Career Plateau Scale, (3) The General Self-Efficacy Scale (GSE), and (4) Job Embeddedness Scale. The result: The findings of this study showed that the majority (89.0%) of staff nurses high perceived career plateau. Also, about half (48.8%) of studied staff nurses' perceived their self- efficacy as moderate and the majority (89.6%) of staff nurses not embedded in their job. Conclusion: The study concluded that there was a negative highly statistical significant correlation between perceived career plateau, self-efficacy and job embeddedness. Otherwise, there was a positive highly statistical significant correlation between self-efficacy and job embeddedness among studied staff nurses. Recommendation: It recommended that, hospital administration should conduct induction courses for new nurses and introducing them to the nature and potential of temporary jobs to align their behavior, rights, and values with the hospital values, goals, and objectives. Also, it should make efforts to ensure that staff expectations are realistic throughout their career to avoid unfavorable job attitudes.

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