Self-Efficacy affects Turnover Intention through Burnout-A Study of Nurses in Pakistan

  • Barza Iftikhar Mir COMSATS University Islamabad
  • Dr. Tahira Nazir COMSATS University Islamabad
  • Dr. Khurram Shafi COMSATS University Islamabad
Keywords: Self-efficacy, Turnover Intention, Burnout, and Reduced Self-efficacy


The research study aims to investigate the reason for turnover intention among Pakistani registered nurses with the possible impact of self-efficacy in the presence of burnout as a mediator. This study conceptualizes that self-efficacy may play a significant role to manage burnout and turnover intention by investigating the mediation of burnout between self-efficacy and turnover intention among registered nurses in Pakistan. In a nutshell, employees’ turnover intention is a major behavioral issue in organizations worldwide. There is a need to explore and understand the factors that elevate employees' intention to quit because it affects organizational performance directly and indirectly by improving their performance and reducing their costs by retaining their employees. Data for this study is collected by conducting both paper-based and online surveys using structured questionnaires. The samples for the study are taken from the nurses from all provinces of Pakistan using a systematic random sampling technique. The findings of this study would be beneficial for healthcare professionals to understand the factors that instigate turnover intention among Pakistani nurses. It would be significant for the policymakers of healthcare institutes in devising their policies to reduce the causes of stress and burnout among nurses to control their intentions to quit the job. Moreover, it will help health organizations to know that how the affected nurses from the syndrome of job burnout and having the intention to leave can be managed.

How to Cite
Barza Iftikhar Mir, Dr. Tahira Nazir, & Dr. Khurram Shafi. (2021). Self-Efficacy affects Turnover Intention through Burnout-A Study of Nurses in Pakistan. Research Journal of Social Sciences and Economics Review, 2(2), 295-304.