Satisfaction with Organizational Career Management and the Turnover Intention of Social Workers in Guangdong Province, China

Kitty Yuen Han Mo*, Charles Tong Lit Leung, Simon Tak Mau Chan

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Abstract

High social worker turnover is a serious challenge to the social work organizations in Guangdong Province in Mainland China. Little is understood about the relationship between the social workers’ satisfaction with organizational career management (OCM) and their turnover intentions. A quantitative survey was undertaken to gather information from 212 registered social workers employed by 43 social work organizations in eleven cities in Guangdong Province. This study reveals that social workers’ satisfaction with OCM had significant influence on turnover intentions. Implications of the study are discussed and further research can explore social workers’ career aspirations and its relation to participation in OCM practices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-364
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Social Service Research
Volume48
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 May 2022

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science

User-Defined Keywords

  • Mainland China
  • Organizational career management
  • social workers
  • turnover intention

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