Albion, Majella J. and Fogarty, Gerard J. and Machin, M. Anthony and Patrick, Jeff (2008) Predicting absenteeism and turnover intentions in the health professions. Australian Health Review, 32 (2). pp. 271-281. ISSN 0156-5788
|HTML Citation||EndNote||Dublin Core||Reference Manager|
This is the latest version of this eprint.
Full text not available from this archive.
Official URL: http://www.aushealthreview.com.au/publications/articles/
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1071/AH080271
Objectives: The study examined the mediating influence of individual psychological reactions to work on the relationship between organisational climate and job withdrawal behaviours (viz., intention to leave and absenteeism). Methods: 1097 hospital employees were surveyed using the Queensland Public Agency Staff Survey (QPASS) to obtain measures of organisational climate, psychological reactions to work, job satisfaction, and self-reported levels of intention to leave. Group level absenteeism data were provided from the Health Service District files. Results: Two psychological states, quality of work life and job satisfaction, were found to fully mediate the relationship between the organisational climate variable, role clarity, and intention to leave, while individual distress was found to partially mediate the same relationship. However, the hypothesised mediation effect on psychological states on the relationship between organisational climate and absenteeism did not emerge. Conclusion: Skills shortages and increasing demands for health services make retention of staff in the health service industry a vitally important consideration. As a means of addressing this issue, this study presents an emergent mediating model defining relationships among individual psychological factors, aspects of organisational climate and intention to leave. Identification of the processes associated with staff withdrawal behaviours/intentions will assist in devising interventions to improve retention.
Available Versions of this Item
- Predicting absenteeism and turnover intentions in the health professions. (deposited 12 Dec 2007 12:15)
- Predicting absenteeism and turnover intentions in the health professions. (deposited 06 May 2008 09:03) [Currently Displayed]
Archive Staff Only: edit this record