The relationship between job satisfaction and turnover intention among nurses in federal territory of Labuan: Coworker support as a moderator

  • Al Gaffrie Mil Kusin Arshad Ayub Graduate Business School, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Campus Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Dewi Tajuddin Faculty of Business Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Sabah Branch, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.
  • Sylvia Nabila Azwa Ambad Faculty of Business Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Sabah Branch, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Keywords: Nurse, Job Satisfaction, Turnover Intention, Coworker Support


With the ongoing worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, nurses have become among the prominent frontliners working together to prevent its pervasiveness and manage the treatment for the infected. The high-pressuring working environment subsequently affects their satisfaction towards their job and eventually influences their decision to stay. Besides, coworker support has been associated with the enhancement of one’s work-life outcomes. This study is conducted to investigate the moderating role of coworker support in the relationship between job satisfaction and turnover intent among nurses. A sample of 200 nurses working at several health institutions around Labuan FT was involved in this quantitative study. Results from data collected were analysed using Smart-PLS. The findings show that among nurses, coworker support can help to mitigate the relationship between job satisfaction and intention to leave the profession. According to the study results, improved working conditions for nurses and a focus on their psychological well-being might assist in lowering the retention rate to cope with the lack of nursing professionals.


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Mil Kusin, A. G., Tajuddin, D., & Azwa Ambad, S. N. (2021). The relationship between job satisfaction and turnover intention among nurses in federal territory of Labuan: Coworker support as a moderator. Journal of Management Info, 8(2), 105-119.