The importance of supervision in retention of CNAs

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  • JiSun Choi,

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    1. National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators, University of Kansas Medical Center, School of Nursing, 3901 Rainbow Blvd, MS 3060, Kansas City, Kansas 66160
    • National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators, University of Kansas Medical Center, School of Nursing, 3901 Rainbow Blvd, MS 3060, Kansas City, Kansas 66160.
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    • Post-doctoral fellow.

  • Meg Johantgen

    1. Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
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    • Associate Professor.


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Abstract

Certified nursing assistants (CNAs) provide the majority of direct care in nursing homes, yet recruiting and retaining CNAs has been difficult. Retaining CNAs is important because it has been linked to the better quality of resident care in nursing homes. In this study, the investigators examined the relationships of work-related and personal factors to CNA job satisfaction and intent to leave. Linked data from the 2004 National Nursing Home Survey and the 2004 National Nursing Assistant Survey were analyzed using multilevel logistic regression. Personal factors such as age, education, and job history, were related to intent to leave but not to job satisfaction. Supportive supervision was a significant predictor of both job satisfaction and intent to leave. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Res Nurs Health 35:187–199, 2012

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