Title

Turnover Among Community Mental Health Workers in Ohio

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Publication Title

Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research

Volume Number

42

DOI

10.1007/s10488-015-0706-1

Abstract

This study examined turnover of community mental health workers in 42 randomly selected mental health agencies in Ohio. The turnover rate in 2011 was 26 %. A regression analysis indicated that agencies with lower turnover offered higher maximum pay and were smaller in size, while those offering career advancement opportunities, such as career ladder programs, had higher turnover. The findings suggest that improving wages for workers is likely to reduce turnover. It is also possible that smaller agencies have lower turnover due to stronger relationships with workers and/or more successful hiring practices. Furthermore, turnover that occurs as a result of career advancement could have positive effects and should be examined separate from other types of turnover in the future.

ISSN

0894-587X

Link Out URL

https://doi.org/10.1007/s10488-015-0706-1

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