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Table 3 Multivariable logistic regression analysis of factors associated with intention to leave among laboratory professionals working in Amhara National Regional State public hospitals, 2016 (n = 336)

From: Intentions to leave and associated factors among laboratory professionals working at Amhara National Regional State public hospitals, Ethiopia: an institution-based cross-sectional study

Variables Category Intention to leave COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
Yes n (%) No n (%)
Pay and Benefits Satisfied 12 (19.7) 49 (80.3) 1 1
Dissatisfied 208 (75.6) 67 (24.4) 12.67 (6.36–25.24)*** 3.89 (1.53–9.89)**
Supervisor support Satisfied 94 (59.9) 63 (40.1) 1 1
Dissatisfied 126 (70.4) 53 (29.6) 1.59 (1.01–2.50)* 1.52 (0.80–2.88)
Policy and strategy Satisfied 49 (57.6) 36 (42.4) 1 1
Dissatisfied 171 (68.1) 80 (31.9) 1.59 (1.01–2.50)* 0.62 (0.27–1.39)
Educational opportunity Satisfied 22 (24.7) 67 (75.3) 1 1
Dissatisfied 198 (80.2) 49 (19.8) 12.30 (6.93–21.85)*** 3.59 (1.61–7.99)**
Nature of the work Satisfied 77 (59.7) 52 (40.3) 1 1
Dissatisfied 143 (69.1) 64 (30.9) 1.50 (0.95–2.38)* 0.72 (0.34–1.49)
Workload Low 90 (54.9) 74 (45.1) 1 1
High 130 (75.6) 42 (24.4) 2.54 (1.60–4.04)*** 1.94 (1.04–3.63)*
Performance appraisal Satisfied 54 (56.2) 42 (43.8) 1 1
Dissatisfied 166 (69.2) 74 (30.8) 1.74 (1.07–2.84)* 0.78 (0.35–1.72)
Recognition Satisfied 36 (43.4) 47 (56.6) 1 1
Dissatisfied 184 (72.7) 69 (27.3) 3.48 (2.08–5.82)*** 2.69 (1.35–5.38)**
Work environment Satisfied 42 (36.8) 72 (63.2) 1 1
Dissatisfied 178 (80.2) 44 (19.8) 6.93 (4.19–11.47)*** 2.77 (1.45–5.30)**
Affective commitment High 89 (52.0) 82 (48.0) 1 1
Low 131 (79.4) 34 (20.6) 3.55 (2.19–5.74)*** 2.05 (1.10–3.82)*
Marital status Married 77 (50.0) 77 (50.0) 1  
Unmarried 143 (78.6) 39 (21.4) 3.66 (2.28–5.89)*** 2.46 (1.32–4.58)**
Educational level Diploma 77 (60.2) 51 (39.8) 1  
Degree 126 (67.0) 62 (33.0) 1.34 (0.84–2.14) 9.09 (0.45–183.49)
Above degree 17 (85.0) 3 (15.0) 3.75 (1.04–13.46) 11.86 (0.36–383.59)
Level of hospital Primary 109 (66.1) 56 (33.9) 1  
General 22 (52.4) 20 (47.6) 0.56 (0.28–1.12)* 0.36 (0.14–0.89)*
Referral 89 (69.0) 40 (31.0) 1.14 (0.69–1.87) 0.89 (0.44–1.81)
Monthly salary (ETB) < 3145 78 (60.5) 51 (39.5) 1 1
3145–3911 72 (66.1) 37 (33.9) 1.27 (0.74–2.16) 0.79 (0.37–1.64)
3912–4725 18 (56.2) 14 (43.8) 0.84 (0.38–1.83) 0.37 (0.13–1.03)
> 4725 52 (78.8) 14 (21.2) 2.42 (1.22–4.80) 2.55 (0.97–6.66)
  1. AOR adjusted odds ratio, CI confidence interval, COR crude odds ratio, ETB Ethiopian Birr
  2. * P < 0.05, ** P < 0.01, *** P < 0.001, 1: reference category