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Title: The Reality Gap: A grounded theory study investigating turnover intention among Australia's rural-based, early career community mental health professionals
Contributor(s): Cosgrave, Catherine  (author); Maple, Myfanwy  (supervisor)orcid ; Hussain, Rafat  (supervisor)
Conferred Date: 2016
Copyright Date: 2015
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: Community mental health (CMH) case management services in rural Australia are an important public sector mental health service, heavily relied upon by people living with serious and/or persistent mental ill-health. Chronic staffing shortages are widespread within these rural CMH services, arising from long-term vacancies and high staff turnover. This study aimed to investigate how employment and rural-living factors impacted the turnover intention of early career CMH professionals in their first few years working in rural services. Using a grounded theory methodology, the study aimed to produce a substantive theory explaining this turnover intention phenomenon as well as to identify the basic social process to assist with theoretical conceptualisation. Twenty-six in-depth interviews with early career health professionals who had worked for over 12 months for NSW Health in rural CMH positions were undertaken.
Publication Type: Thesis Doctoral
Field of Research (FoR): 111708 Health and Community Services
111709 Health Care Administration
111714 Mental Health
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 920410 Mental Health
920506 Rural Health
920209 Mental Health Services
Rights Statement: Copyright 2015 - Catherine Cosgrave
HERDC Category Description: T2 Thesis - Doctorate by Research
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