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Reasons for Turnover Intention among Direct Care Workers in Korea’s Long-Term Care Insurance

by 1 and 2,*
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Department of Social Welfare, Incheon National University, Incheon 22012, Korea
2
Department of Social Welfare, Jeonbuk National University, Jeonju 54896, Korea
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Healthcare 2020, 8(4), 395; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare8040395
Received: 13 September 2020 / Revised: 5 October 2020 / Accepted: 6 October 2020 / Published: 12 October 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Occupational Health and Safety in the Healthcare Sector)
This study explored reasons for turnover intention among direct care workers under the Korean long-term care insurance (LTCI) system. The author conducted semi-structured interviews with 19 care workers. The study revealed four main themes underlying the intention of care workers to change or leave their jobs. Care workers struggled with demanding working conditions, and their salaries were low. Moreover, the relationships with their directors and supervisors was not good, since some care workers felt that their directors despised them or gave them inappropriate instructions, and their supervisors did not complete administrative work fairly. Lastly, some workers’ health conditions prevented them from carrying out their care work. The results have implications for working practices of care workers, prices of LTCI services, training of directors and supervisors, and coverage of occupational health and safety insurance for care workers. View Full-Text
Keywords: long-term care; turnover; semi-structured interview; Korean LTCI system long-term care; turnover; semi-structured interview; Korean LTCI system
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Chon, Y.; Kim, Y.-Y. Reasons for Turnover Intention among Direct Care Workers in Korea’s Long-Term Care Insurance. Healthcare 2020, 8, 395. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare8040395

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Chon Y, Kim Y-Y. Reasons for Turnover Intention among Direct Care Workers in Korea’s Long-Term Care Insurance. Healthcare. 2020; 8(4):395. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare8040395

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Chon, Yongho, and Yun-Young Kim. 2020. "Reasons for Turnover Intention among Direct Care Workers in Korea’s Long-Term Care Insurance" Healthcare 8, no. 4: 395. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare8040395

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