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ERIC Number: EJ1142299
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1927-6044
Academic Staff Turnover Intention in Madda Walabu University, Bale Zone, South-East Ethiopia
Yimer, Ibrahim; Nega, Rahel; Ganfure, Gemechu
International Journal of Higher Education, v6 n3 p21-28 2017
Turnover is a voluntary cessation of membership of an organization by an employee. Employee retention is one of the challenges facing several organizations in both the developed and developing countries of the world. It is profitable to proactively react for possible staff turnover intentions. This research was carried out to determine the prevalence of academic staff turnover intention and the factors contributing for it among Madda Walabu University academic staff. An institution based cross-sectional study involving both qualitative and quantitative data collection methods was employed. A structured self-administered questionnaire was used to collect the quantitative data from the respondents. A semi-structured questionnaire, guided by a trained interviewer was used to collect data from an in-depth interview. The interview was carried out on six purposively selected faculty members. The data obtained from both methods were triangulated in the discussion. Binary and multiple logistic regression analysis was used using SPSS version 16. A total of 217 academicians responded to the questionnaire. One hundred sixty four, (75.6%) respondents intended to leave Madda Walabu University and 24.4% of academic staff intended to retain their position or post. A bad work environment (lack of facilities like offices, chairs, internet and toilets) was the most frequently cited reason for leaving (71.3%) followed by 63.4% due to poor management and leadership and 63.4% due to inadequate salary. Academic staff who had worked five or more years in Madda Walabu University were 4.5 times more likely to leave their institution [AOR = 4.5, 95% CI: 1.37, 14.9]. The prevalence of academic staff intending to leave was found to be very high and as a result, Madda Walabu University will be in an alarming state of staff turnover. Before this happens, there should be staff retention mechanisms in place to improve the work environment, management and leadership and remuneration methods to retain senior and skilled academicians.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ethiopia
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