نوع مقاله : علمی- پژوهشی
عنوان مقاله [English]
Job turnover is one of the most important challenges of human resources management in all organizations, especially in educational systems. Educators and teachers’ moving or leaving (job) causes many direct (reemploying, education and ...) and indirect costs into education systems. The purpose of this study was to investigate factors related to educators’ tendency to job turnover. A mixed research methodology was adopted in this study. The population included HAMEDAN province educators (N= 614) employed in high and guidance schools from whom a sample of 344 educators was randomly selected. Data collection tools, comprised a Likert style questionnaire with 97 close ended questions and 2 open ended questions at the end of the questionnaire. This study sought to answer four fundamental questions: 1- how many educators want to transfer to the field of teaching, 2- What are the educator's most important reasons to leave their job? 3- Which factor is the most important in predicting the amount of tendency to job turnover? 4- What suggestions do educators have for promoting a more effective managing of affairs and problems? The results indicated that 45 percent of educators opt for transfer to teaching positions. Given a second chance only 39 percent would choose this job. Research results showed job involvement, age, organizational commitment, job characteristics (job motivation), job satisfaction and school facilities have meaningful (negative) relations with educators’ tendency to changing their job. Job characteristics were shown to be the most valid independent variable in predicting tendency to job turnover among educators. Content Analysis of the open ended questions, confirmed the results of quantitative data.