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Factors Influencing the Turnover of Frontline Public Child Welfare Supervisors
Journal of Public Child Welfare (2019)
  • Austin Griffiths, Western Kentucky University
  • April L. Murphy, Western Kentucky University
  • Patricia L Desrosiers, Western Kentucky University
  • Whitney Harper, Western Kentucky University
  • David Royse, University of Kentucky
Frontline child welfare supervisors are a vitally important component for providing leadership in service delivery and workforce stability. This statewide study of public child welfare supervisors uses a modified version of a previously developed instrument (the CWEFS) to examine job satisfaction and factors influencing supervisors’ intention to leave. A consistent negative perception of salary was found but a stratified pattern of dissatisfaction emerged across other variables when examined by intention to leave (Stayers, Undecided, and Leavers). A Hierarchical Binary Logistic Regression Model identified two factors that predicted intention to leave: dissatisfaction with administrative support and workload impact.
  • Child welfare,
  • supervisor,
  • supervision,
  • turnover,
  • retention,
  • job satisfaction
Publication Date
August 9, 2019
Citation Information
Austin Griffiths, April L. Murphy, Patricia L Desrosiers, Whitney Harper, et al.. "Factors Influencing the Turnover of Frontline Public Child Welfare Supervisors" Journal of Public Child Welfare (2019) ISSN: 1554-8732
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