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International Journal of Social and Behavioural Sciences

International Journal of Social and Behavioural Sciences Vol. 4(1), pp. 001-006 September, 2023 ISSN 2327-719X ©2023 Academe Research Journals


Full Length Research Paper

Factors contributing to high Turnover of Health Workers, from Faith-Based Hospitals to Government Hospitals, A Case of St. Joseph Shelter of Hope Mission Hospital in Voi-Taita Taveta, County-Kenya

Nyongesa Wandera Margaret

The Technical University of Kenya (TUK)

*Corresponding author email: maggwande@gmail.com Phone: +254-722561826

Accepted 16 September, 2023


Human resources is one of the most important aspects of any healthcare system in all health systems, health workers command a significant share of health budgets, in some cases more than 75 percent. Turnover, is defined as people who have left, are leaving, and intend to leave for various reasons. The study seeks to establish the factors contributing to a high turnover of health workers from faith-based hospitals to government hospitals. Descriptive cross-sectional research design was used where quantitative data was collected. The study populations included health workers at the facility of 100 staff. The study conducted a census of all respondents. Purposive sampling methods were used to select staff to be interviewed. Structured questionnaires were self-administered to all respondents. Data was checked and analyzed using SPSS version 23 and presented in percentage, frequency, tables and graphs. The finding shows that lack of financial compensation, working environment, motivation, and job security had a significant influence on the high turnover of health workers seeking opportunities in government hospitals. Recommendation, Organizations to develop strategies that creates a friendly environment and job security by providing good package including provident and other benefits to create job security that will reduce health worker turnover from Faith-based to government. Management support is a critical determinant of staff turnover in the health care sector.

Keywords: Faith-Based Hospitals, Government Hospitals, Job Satisfaction, Turnover, Health Workers.