Purpose: The purpose of this study was to develop and test a predictive model on the male nurses' turnover intention. Methods: This study utilized the model-testing design based on the Price's causal model of turnover. This study collected data from 306 male nurses on a national scale with structured questionnaires measuring job opportunity, kinship responsibility, positive emotion, work autonomy, role conflict, work satisfaction, organizational commitment, and turnover intention. The data were analyzed using SPSS/WIN 22.0 program and AMOS 20.0 program. Results: As the outcomes satisfied the recommended level, the hypothetical model appeared to fit the data. Twenty-seven of the 38 hypotheses selected for the hypothetical model were statistically significant. 54.2% of turnover intention was explained by job opportunity, kinship responsibility, positive emotion, work autonomy, role conflict, work satisfaction and organizational commitment. Conclusion: The hypothetical model of this study was confirmed to be adequate in explaining and predicting male nurses' turnover intention. Findings from this study can be used to design appropriate strategies to decrease the male nurse's turnover intention.
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