Turnover Intention and Job Satisfaction Among the Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault Workforce

Leila Wood, Karin Wachter, Diane Rhodes, Alex Wang

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    This study examined multi-level factors associated with turnover intention and job satisfaction among the intimate partner violence and sexual assault workforce. Researchers conducted a cross-sectional analysis with data from 530 respondents. Key measures included turnover intention, job satisfaction, burnout, secondary traumatic stress, compassion satisfaction, and areas of work–life fit. Regression analyses examined multi-level associations with turnover intention and job satisfaction. In the first model, lower satisfaction with supervision, higher burnout scores, lower salaries and identifying as African American were significantly associated with higher turnover intention. In the second model, workplace community and control, lower rates of secondary traumatic stress, and increased use of coping were associated with higher job satisfaction. Lower satisfaction with unpaid and paid leave predicted lower job satisfaction. Implications for practice and research are discussed.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)678-700
    Number of pages23
    JournalViolence and victims
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - Aug 1 2019


    • domestic violence
    • occupational stress
    • organizational culture
    • retention

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
    • Health(social science)
    • Law


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