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The relationship between perceptions of organizational functioning and voluntary counselor turnover: a four-wave longitudinal study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22116013     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Using data from a nationwide study, we annually track a cohort of 598 substance use disorder counselors over a four-wave period to (a) document the cumulative rates of voluntary turnover and (b) examine how counselor perceptions of the organizational environment (procedural justice, distributive justice, perceived organizational support, and job satisfaction) and clinical supervisor leadership effectiveness (relationship quality, in-role performance, extra-role performance) predict voluntary turnover over time. Survey data were collected from counselors in Year 1, and actual turnover data were collected from organizational records in Years 2, 3, and 4. Findings reveal that 25% of the original counselors turned over by Year 2, 39% by Year 3, and 47% by Year 4. Counselors with more favorable perceptions of the organizational environment are between 13.8% and 22.8% less likely to turn over than those with less favorable perceptions. None of the leadership effectiveness variables are significant.
Lillian T Eby; Tanja C Rothrauff-Laschober
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural     Date:  2011-11-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of substance abuse treatment     Volume:  42     ISSN:  1873-6483     ISO Abbreviation:  J Subst Abuse Treat     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-30     Completed Date:  2012-06-04     Revised Date:  2014-09-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8500909     Medline TA:  J Subst Abuse Treat     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  151-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Counseling / organization & administration*
Job Satisfaction
Longitudinal Studies
Organizational Culture*
Personnel Turnover*
Substance-Related Disorders / therapy*
Volunteers / organization & administration*
Workplace / organization & administration*
Grant Support
R01 DA019460/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; R01 DA019460-01A2/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; R01 DA019460-02/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; R01 DA019460-03/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; R01 DA019460-04/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; R01 DA019460-05/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; R01DA019460/DA/NIDA NIH HHS

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