Author

Zhiqing Li

Date of Award

8-6-2007

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Gerontology Institute

First Advisor

Dr. Mary M. Ball - Chair

Second Advisor

Dr. Molly M. Perkins

Third Advisor

Dr. Heying J. Zhan

Abstract

This study examined the influence of personal and workplace factors on direct care workers¡¯ retention in Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs). The sample includes 11 ALFs in urban areas in Atlanta, Georgia and 13 participants from the sample facilities. The findings show that personal and workplace factors interact with each other to influence retention in the long-term care field and retention in a particular facility. The findings of this study may have implications for facility policy and practice to retain workers.

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