Title

"Examining Direct Service Worker Turnover in Three Long-Term Care Industries in Ohio

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Publication Title

Journal of Aging & Social Policy

Volume Number

27

Issue Number

2

DOI

10.1080/08959420.2014.987034

Abstract

This is the first study to examine direct service worker turnover and its predictors across three provider types: nursing homes, home health agencies, and providers of services for the developmentally disabled. Stratified random sampling procedures were used to select provider types across five geographic regions in Ohio. Data were collected from administrative staff. Findings indicated that annual direct service worker turnover did not significantly vary by provider type (mean = 33%). Predictors of turnover related to job burnout, negative social support, and region. Policymakers can promote practices to lower direct service worker turnover such as addressing burnout and increasing support.

ISSN

0895-9420

First Page

139

Last Page

155

Link Out URL

https://doi.org/10.1080/08959420.2014.987034

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