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ERIC Number: ED557896
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 195
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ISBN: 978-1-3037-9854-2
Factors Predicting Physician Assistant Faculty Intent to Leave
Coniglio, David Martin
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, North Carolina State University
An increasing demand for education of physician assistants (PAs) has resulted in rapid growth in the number of PA educational programs. Faculty for these programs may be recruited from existing programs. Understanding faculty turnover intention is important to guide faculty development and to improve faculty retention. The purpose of this research was to propose and to test a model of factors predictive of PA faculty intent to leave the current position. The study was a non-experimental, cross-sectional, predictive research design using quantitative analytic measures. A random sample of PA faculty was identified from the Physician Assistant Education Association faculty database. Exploratory factor analysis identified factors for the model. Descriptive statistics summarized respondent characteristics. Multiple regression was used to determine the percent of variance in the dependent variable accounted for by the linear combination of independent variables and to determine which independent variables were significant predictors of intent to leave. In this study of PA faculty organizational support, age, and role conflict were significant predictors of faculty intent to leave. Future research may identify other predictive factors such as external job opportunities, family considerations, stress and burnout, or organizational commitment. These findings have implications for faculty development and faculty retention efforts. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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