Term of Award

Fall 2020

Degree Name

Doctor of Public Health in Public Health Leadership (Dr.P.H.)

Document Type and Release Option

Dissertation (restricted to Georgia Southern)

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Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health

Committee Chair

Samuel Opoku

Committee Member 1

Bettye Apenteng

Committee Member 2

William Mase


The Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program assists families who have children at risk with characteristics such as poverty, maltreatment, or special needs. In order to reduce the dollars spent yearly to recruit, train and maintain the home visiting workforce more information is needed to determine the existing workforce gaps and identify programmatic needs to change organizational culture and reduce turnover.

This study used a 35-item self-reported questionnaire to determine if the supervisor support put in place for the field of home visiting reduces turnover intention in Georgia. Structural Equational Modeling analysis was used to better understand the relationship between the home visitors’ level of supervisory support, work engagement and turnover intention. In general, the path analysis demonstrates a statistically significant inverse relationship between supervisor support and turnover intention (b = -.263; p

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