African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4193

Full Length Research Paper

Factors influencing job embeddedness among elderly care workers: A cross-sectional study

Li-Hong Fan
  • Li-Hong Fan
  • Geriatric Services and Management Department, Changsha Social Work College, Changsha, China.
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Qing-Ping Luo
  • Qing-Ping Luo
  • Geriatric Services and Management Department, Changsha Social Work College, Changsha, China.
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Ya-Ni Tang
  • Ya-Ni Tang
  • Geriatric Services and Management Department, Changsha Social Work College, Changsha, China.
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Wei Wu
  • Wei Wu
  • Department of Cardiology, Hunan Provincial People's Hospital (The First Affiliated Hospital of Hunan Normal University), Changsha, China.
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  •  Received: 17 April 2024
  •  Accepted: 03 June 2024
  •  Published: 30 June 2024

Abstract

The study investigates job embeddedness and the influencing factors among elderly care workers. A cross-sectional survey was conducted to collect data from 325 elderly care workers. The demographic questionnaire, Job Embeddedness Scale (JES), and Workplace Loneliness Scale were applied. The findings reveal that the level of job embeddedness among elderly care workers is moderate, but about one in every seven elderly caregivers is at a low level of JE. Age, marital status, working years, and workplace loneliness are the influencing factors of JE for geriatric caregivers. Managers should focus on young, single, and short-serving geriatric caregivers, who are more likely to have low levels of job embeddedness. Moreover, interventions should be developed to alleviate workplace loneliness among elderly care workers, improving their job embeddedness and stabilizing the elderly care team.

 

Key words: Elderly care workers, job embeddedness, influencing factors, workplace loneliness.