Job expectations, Job satisfaction, Turnover
Annual turnover among nursing home administrators may be 40% or higher. To investigate the factors that could lead to greater administrator retention, responses to a survey (53% response rate) were analyzed using factor analysis and multiple regression models. Results show that higher retention is observed when administrators are allowed to function independently, are involved in decision making, are treated fairly, and are given reasonable goals to achieve. Organizations must hire administrators whose values match theirs. Multifacility chain organizations and for-profit facilities appear to have a greater need to embrace organizational principles that lead to greater job satisfaction.
School of Business Administration
Singh, Douglas A. and Schwab, Robert C., "Retention of Administrators in Nursing Homes: What Can Management Do?" (1998). Faculty Publications. 2496.
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