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Immigrant Status and Intention to Leave of Nursing Assistants in U.S. Nursing Homes

Journal Article
January 1, 2010

Drawing on data from the 2004 National Nursing Assistant Survey, this study identifies the proportion of survey respondents who were non‐U.S. born or naturalized citizens, examining the relationship between these characteristics and measures of job satisfaction and intention to leave.

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Key Takeaways

Fourteen percent (13.9%) of nursing assistants in the representative national survey were non-U.S. born.
Immigrant workers reported feeling less respected by residents and families, but not less respected by supervisors.
Immigrant workers were more likely to report that they intended to leave the job within one year.

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