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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156036
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Study on Caregivers' Willingness to Work and Turnover
Abstract:
Study on Caregivers' Willingness to Work and Turnover
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Kawamura, Keiko, RN, MD
P.I. Institution Name:Hyogo University
Title:Associate Professor
[Evidence-based Practice Session Presentation] Purpose: This study purpose to examine what motivates of caregivers to work and what prompts them to leave to propose measures to improve the general work environment in care facilities. Methods: A questionnaire survey on the level of job satisfaction and the reasons for leaving work was administered to 279 caregivers working in a total of nine different nursing homes in Osaka. T-tests and correlation analyses were conducted between job satisfaction levels and the reason for leaving work and also between those who hoping to leave and those willing to stay in the job. Results: The satisfaction of their jobs was 66.1% in the satisfied group and 33.3% in the dissatisfied group. These findings indicate that more people in the dissatisfied group than in the satisfied group felt that they were assigned too much responsibility because they had to attend too many residents and their workplaces were understaffed.  Asked to elaborate what they felt they had yet to achieve, many respondents cited  specialized skills, desire to study and smooth job relations. As for reasons of these underachievement, many mentioned their insufficient competence, understaffed work environment and work overload. In order to remain in the profession, both groups said that their salary should be increased and the support system should be improved. Asked what they wanted their employers to do to improve their job quality, many of them referred to the reduction of their workload, education systems and the appointment of mentors.  Conclusion: The workplace environment and working conditions at care facilities need to be improved to reduce the number of caregivers leaving the profession. It is crucial to address the issues of the compensation system and benefit packages of care workers, as well as their on-the-job training programs, including the education of potential mentors, as soon as possible.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleStudy on Caregivers' Willingness to Work and Turnoveren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156036-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Study on Caregivers' Willingness to Work and Turnover</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kawamura, Keiko, RN, MD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Hyogo University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kawa@hyogo-dai.ac.jp</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Evidence-based Practice Session Presentation] Purpose: This study purpose to examine what motivates of caregivers to work and what prompts them to leave to propose measures to improve the general work environment in care facilities. Methods: A questionnaire survey on the level of job satisfaction and the reasons for leaving work was administered to 279 caregivers working in a total of nine different nursing homes in Osaka. T-tests and correlation analyses were conducted between job satisfaction levels and the reason for leaving work and also between those who hoping to leave and those willing to stay in the job. Results: The satisfaction of their jobs was 66.1% in the satisfied group and 33.3% in the dissatisfied group. These findings indicate that more people in the dissatisfied group than in the satisfied group felt that they were assigned too much responsibility because they had to attend too many residents and their workplaces were understaffed.&nbsp; Asked to elaborate what they felt they had yet to achieve, many respondents cited&nbsp; specialized skills, desire to study and smooth job relations. As for reasons of these underachievement, many mentioned their insufficient competence, understaffed work environment and work overload. In order to remain in the profession, both groups said that their salary should be increased and the support system should be improved. Asked what they wanted their employers to do to improve their job quality, many of them referred to the reduction of their workload, education systems and the appointment of mentors.&nbsp; Conclusion: The workplace environment and working conditions at care facilities need to be improved to reduce the number of caregivers leaving the profession. It is crucial to address the issues of the compensation system and benefit packages of care workers, as well as their on-the-job training programs, including the education of potential mentors, as soon as possible.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:23:36Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:23:36Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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