Career Trajectory and Employees’ Retention in Selected Public University Teaching Hospitals in South-South Nigeria

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AJUFOH, Uche Sylvia
NWAFILI, Asinedu Kennedy


The study investigated the impact of career trajectory on employee retention in public university teaching hospitals in South-South Nigeria. A cross-sectional survey research design method was adopted. Out of 357 questionnaires administered to nurses and doctors, a total of 313 questionnaires were retrieved representing an 87.7% return rate. The data collected were subsequently subjected to both descriptive and multiple regression analysis. Findings revealed a positive significant relationship between organisational support and employees retention (β=0.281, t = 2.651, P =0.008<0.05) and equally, a positive significant relationship between organisational commitment and employees’ retention (β =0.678, t =6.385, P= 0.000< 0.05). This study suggested among others that hospital management should promote career development, staff welfare, and staff wellness in order to motivate personnel to stay with the hospitals.

Keywords: Career Trajectory, Organisational Support, Organisational Commitment, Employees’ Retention, Public University Teaching Hospitals

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Career Trajectory and Employees’ Retention in Selected Public University Teaching Hospitals in South-South Nigeria. (2024). African Journal of Management and Business Research, 15(1), 69-83.

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AJUFOH, Uche Sylvia, Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria.

Department of Business Administration,

Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria.

NWAFILI, Asinedu Kennedy, Dennis Osadebay University, Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria.

Department of Business Administration,

Dennis Osadebay University, Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria.

OKWUISE, U.Y., Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria.

Department of Business Administration,

Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria.

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