Accession Number : ADA112543

Title :   Environmental Factors and Retention Decisions of Health Care Providers.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Butler,Mark C

PDF Url : ADA112543

Report Date : 20 Oct 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to compare the relative influences of five major sets of variables (demographic, personality, job attitudes, perceived work environment, and supervisor-rated performance) to determine their separate and combined contributions in explaining individual retention decisions. A questionnaire designed to measure demographic, personality, job attitude and perceived work environment characteristics was administered voluntarily in small group sessions during normal working hours. Supervisor ratings of job performance, however, were obtained approximately six weeks following the collection of questionnaire data. Multiple discriminant analyses were conducted to identify significant between retention group discriminators drawn from each variable domain. These results were combined to produce a summary discriminant analysis which identified, across variable domains, those measures most strongly associated with turnover intention.

Descriptors :   *Decision making, *Personnel retention, Variables, Demography, Personality, Attitudes(Psychology), Jobs, Perception(Psychology), Work, Discriminate analysis

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE