Dissertation Defense Announcement

The College of Education announces the Final Dissertation of

Rebekah Lemmons

for the Degree of Doctor of Education

October 22, 2018 at 2:00 PM in Ball Hall, Room 309

Advisor: Dr. Steve Zanskas

Individual, team, and organizational factors influencing worker satisfaction: Program evaluation findings for non-profit mental health providers

ABSTRACT: The below abstract is shorter than these requirements indicate due to this dissertation being presented in the journal article format for submission. Tentatively, this will be submitted to the journal of counseling and development. Their guidelines limit all abstracts to a maximum of 75 words total. This has been modified to fit those standards. After the defense meeting and all revisions are made, this will be submitted to that journal. All committee members will receive their names listed as authors for this journal article submission. Any needed edits based on the journal reviewers will be made by the student/primary author. Turnover is an epidemic for agencies employing mental health professionals. Turnover stems from an array of variables including worker satisfaction (Bardhoshi, 2014; Camargo, 2008; Connor, 2003; Enders, 2015; Everall, 2004; Moussavy, 2014; Tsang, 2016). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influences of self-care, support, and organizational factors (program locations, injury rates, intensity of services) on the job satisfaction of 154 non-profit residential mental health workers