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dc.contributor.authorBurgess, Johnen
dc.contributor.authorConnell, Juliaen
dc.contributor.authorNankervis, Alanen
dc.contributor.authorDhakal, Subasen
dc.contributor.authorFitzgerald, Scotten
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-24T04:21:16Z-
dc.date.available2020-03-24T04:21:16Z-
dc.date.issued2018-04-
dc.identifier.isbn9781925083736en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/28224-
dc.description.abstractDramatic increases in the ageing population have created growing demand for personal care assistants (PCAs) across the states and territories in Australia. Available data indicates that the population aged 65 to 85 years will double in Western Australia (WA) by 2050. This demographic 'time bomb' (see Montague et al., 2015) will exert significant pressure on the already under-resourced and under-supported aged care industry to respond to the looming demand for PCAs. To date, there has been a lack of any PCA-specific studies within the aged care sector in WA that address these issues. This report explores key factors that influence PCA's intentions to stay or leave employment within aged care facilities from one case study organisation in WA. <br> To this end, the research involved multiple methods and data collection from three groups: interviews with 21 managers and union delegates and a follow-up survey of PCAs (n=311) were carried out within nine aged care facilities from the case study organisation in WA between May and October 2016. A total of 79 usable survey responses was received. Despite a limited survey response rate of 20 per cent, the survey demographics were very similar to those found across the industry with a high female workforce share; an older workforce compared to other industries; and a high share of permanent part-time contracts. <br> In order to explore associations between PCA attributes and their intentions to stayor leave employment, two-by-two cross-tabulation analyses were conducted.The Chi-Square test was utilised to determine statistically significant relationships. <br> The analyses found statistically significant associations between intentions to stay or leave employment and several PCA attributes. Higher percentages of: a) mature aged respondents (40 years and above), b) respondents with English as their first and only language, c) female respondents, and d) respondents based at the non-metropolitan locations of aged care facilities, indicated their intentions to stay in their current jobs. <br> The findings indicate the aged care sector's ability to match demand for services depends on the combination of expanding as well as retaining the current PCA workforce. The survey findings have the potential to inform policies and organisational strategies to attract and retain PCAs by the managers and supervisors of aged care facilities in WA. This report outlines potential sustainable career pathways for the attraction and retention of PCAs within the aged care sector in WA, and proposes a strategic way forward.en
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherBankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC)en
dc.rightsCC0 1.0 Universal*
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dc.titleDeveloping Sustainable Career Pathways for Aged Care Workers: A WA Case Studyen
dc.typeResearch Report For An External Bodyen
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local.contributor.firstnameJohnen
local.contributor.firstnameJuliaen
local.contributor.firstnameAlanen
local.contributor.firstnameSubasen
local.contributor.firstnameScotten
local.subject.for2008150305 Human Resources Managementen
local.subject.for2008160510 Public Policyen
local.subject.seo2008940501 Employment Patterns and Changeen
dc.contributor.corporateBankwest Curtin Economics Centreen
local.profile.schoolUNE Business Schoolen
local.profile.emailsubas.dhakal@une.edu.auen
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local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.publisher.placePerth, Australiaen
local.format.pages77en
local.series.numberBCEC Research Report No 13/18en
local.url.openhttps://bcec.edu.au/assets/BCEC-Report-Developing-sustainable-career-pathways-for-aged-care-workers.pdfen
local.peerreviewedYesen
local.title.subtitleA WA Case Studyen
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local.contributor.lastnameBurgessen
local.contributor.lastnameConnellen
local.contributor.lastnameNankervisen
local.contributor.lastnameDhakalen
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local.title.maintitleDeveloping Sustainable Career Pathways for Aged Care Workersen
local.output.categorydescriptionR1 Contract Reporten
local.search.authorBurgess, Johnen
local.search.authorConnell, Juliaen
local.search.authorNankervis, Alanen
local.search.authorDhakal, Subasen
local.search.authorFitzgerald, Scotten
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local.year.published2018en
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