Examining Factors Associated with Minority Turnover Intention in State and Local Public Health Organizations: The Relationship Among Diversity Climate, Career Growth Perception, Job & Organizational Satisfaction and Turnover Intention.
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Doctor of Public Health in Public Health Leadership (Dr.P.H.)
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Dissertation (open access)
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Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health
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Research shows that a diverse workforce can increase workplace satisfaction, organizational performance, and retention (Konrad, 2006; Choi, 2013; McKay et al., 2007). There is a need to understand governmental public health workforce turnover to ensure the retention of public health minority workers, the capitalization on diversity benefits, and the services needed to provide for a more diverse population. This study aimed to assess the impact of the workforce environment, particularly employee perceptions of the diversity climate, individual career growth, and job and organizational satisfaction, on minority state and local health worker turnover intention. Data were analyzed from the 2017 The Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey (PH WINS), a cross-sectional survey of the public health workforce. A structural equation modeling technique was used to assess path diagrams. This study concluded that diversity climate perceptions, career growth perceptions, and job and organizational satisfaction affected turnover intention for state and local public health workers. When stratified, path diagrams for turnover intention differed by race.
Mitchell, A.K., (2019). Examining factors associated with minority turnover intention in state and local public health organizations: the relationship among diversity climate, career growth perception, job & organizational satisfaction and turnover intention. Doctoral dissertation, Georgia Southern University.
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