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What Makes Home Health Workers Think about Leaving Their Job? The Role of Physical Injury and Organizational Support

Journal Article
January 7, 2016

This article is based on survey data from 150 home health workers in Texas to see what types of factors affect whether they intend to leave their jobs. The workers who said they intended to leave (approximately 37 percent of those surveyed) were more than three times likelier to have been injured on the job that those who said they had no intention of quitting. Additionally, organizational support is shown to correlate with a lower intention to leave.. The workers who said they intended to leave (approximately 37 percent of those surveyed) were more than three times likelier to have been injured on the job that those who said they had no intention of quitting. Additionally, organizational support is shown to correlate with a lower intention to leave.

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Key Takeaways

About 37% of home health workers in Texas reported turnover intention.
Turnover intention was 3.23 times more likely among home health aides who had experienced work-related injury.
Organizational support was found to reduce the likelihood of turnover intention among home health aides.
 
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