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When the Job Has Lost Its Appeal: Intentions to Quit Among Direct Care Workers

January 1, 2013

This report examines survey data from over 300 agency-employed direct support professionals about their work stress and various workplace factors. The report finds work overload can contribute to stress, while workplace support from supervisors can reduce stress.

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Key Takeaways

Work overload is a significant contributor to work stress for direct support professionals.
Supervisor support can help reduce work stress among direct support professionals.
The level of direct support professional workplace participation can reduce intention to quit.

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