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Predictors of Intent to Leave the Job Among Home Health Workers: Analysis of the National Home Health Aide Survey

Journal Article
April 1, 2016

This report analyzes the 2007 National Home and Hospice Care Survey/National Home Health Aide Survey to determine the primary factors that influence intent to stay or leave the field among home care workers. Job satisfaction, consistent patient assignment, and provision of health insurance all contributed to retention. Insufficient work hours and on-the-job injuries were associated with turnover.

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Key Takeaways

Job satisfaction, consistent assignment, and health insurance were associated with intent to stay.
insufficient work hours and on-the-job injuries were associated with greater intent to leave.
African American workers and workers with a higher household income expressed greater intent to leave the job.

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