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ERIC Number: EJ828671
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0016-9013
An Exploration of Job, Organizational, and Environmental Factors Associated with High and Low Nursing Assistant Turnover
Brannon, Diane; Zinn, Jacqueline S.; Mor, Vincent; Davis, Jullet
Gerontologist, v42 n2 p159-168 Apr 2002
Purpose: This article examines factors that distinguish nursing facilities with very high and very low nursing assistant turnover rates from a middle referent group, exploring the possibility that high and low turnover are discrete phenomena with different antecedents. Design and Methods: Data from a stratified sample of facilities in eight states, with directors of nursing as respondents (N = 288), were merged with facility-level indicators from the On-Line Survey Certification of Automated Records and county-level data from the Area Resource File. Multinominal logistic regression was used to identify factors associated with low (less than 6.6% in 6 months) and high (more than 64% in 6 months) turnover rates. Results: With the exception of registered nurse turnover rate, low turnover and high turnover were not associated with the same factors. Implications: Future studies of facility turnover should avoid modeling turnover as a linear function of a single set of predictors in order to provide clearer recommendations for practice. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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