Characteristics of home care workers who leave their jobs: A cross-sectional
study of job satisfaction and turnover in Washington State
Washington State surveyed more than 400 home care workers who have left
their jobs recently in order to compare certain demographic characteristics
to current home care workers.
The researchers found that the “leavers” had generally achieved higher levels of education and were more likely to be white. They also moved on to jobs with better wages, benefits, hours, and career-advancement opportunities.
The researchers argue that home care jobs need to be improved in order to retain these high-quality workers.
The study can be found in Home Health Care Services Quarterly Vol 33. No. 3 or download the full text here: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01621424.2014.929068?journalCode=whhc20#.VBc8DBbqiXg
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