Faculty Members’ Inclination to Leave University and its Related Factors, Tehran University of Medical Sciences


Reza Majdzade 1 , * , saharnaz nedjat 1 , Jaleh Gholami 1


1 Iran


Strides in Development of Medical Education: 5 (1); e58544
Published Online: July 25, 2008
Article Type: Research Article
Received: July 23, 2017
Accepted: March 10, 2008




Background & Objective: A significant part of resources in each country is used for training
human resources, and loss of experts means irreparable drawbacks for the system. Leaving
university by faculty members who are doubtless one of the main assets of universities is of
utmost importance. This study was conducted to determine the frequency of inclination to leave
the university in faculty members and also to evaluate the relationship between the variables
affecting on this decision. Finding out about related variables can help specify possible
interventions in the university.
Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 149 academic members of Tehran University of Medical
Sciences were chosen systematically and completed the questionnaire during summer, 2006. The
participants determined their inclination to leave the university within the next two years
answering one question. Demographic factors, the attitude towards cooperation, and satisfaction
from the current cooperation level, the effective factors on leaving the university, were analyzed
using logistic regression.
Results: Mean age of the participants was 48.2 years while 71.8% were male. Among 131 persons
who answered the question related to the inclination to leave the university within two years,
25(19%) had positive answers; Using logistic regression, the attitude of these 25 members towards
participation in management of the university’s affairs was not significantly different from the
others (P=0.49) but satisfaction from the current cooperation level was significantly lower in the
group who inclined to leave the university in the next two years (P =0.007).
Conclusion: Considering “current status of faculty members’ satisfaction from cooperation” in the
department, school, and university spectrum can decrease the inclination to leave. Perhaps
preserving human resources and national assets will be possible if their satisfaction is guaranteed.


Inclination to leave Satisfaction Tehran University of Medical Sciences

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