, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp 281-291

Factors predicting staff's intentions to leave the university

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This article investigates factors related to the intention to leave the university job among Norwegian university staff. Its main conclusions are: among staff intending to leave their institution, colleagial relations (i.e. relations between colleagues) constituted the clearest reason to leave. General job satisfaction did also rather strongly predict intention to leave. The study showed that staff who found their work less intrinsically satisfying than others more often intended to leave their institution. The salary or the economical resource situation did not influence intention to leave or stay.