Title

Work Influences on Intent to Leave Academia

Description/Abstract

The intent to leave academia is not a topic often addressed in research. Working in academia is a very stressful and demanding job. Between peer pressure, burnout and mental health difficulties, there is an increase in faculty’s intent to leave the academic workplace. This study examines the impact of job-related characteristics and mental health on faculty’s intention to leave academia. For this research, academic individuals were recruited via email and asked to complete a survey. A multiple regression was run to predict intent to leave academia. The predictors for this analysis were organization support, peer support, peer pressure, job satisfaction, burnout, and mental health. The findings indicate that the predictors statistically predicted intent to leave academia. Therefore, poor mental health, job resources as well as high level of burnout and pressure predict individuals’ intent to leave academia.

Presenting Author Name/s

Alba Couturier

Faculty Advisor

Miguel A. Padilla

Presentation Type

Poster

Disciplines

Health Psychology

Session Title

Poster Session

Location

Learning Commons, Atrium

Start Date

2-8-2020 8:00 AM

End Date

2-8-2020 12:30 PM

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Work Influences on Intent to Leave Academia

Learning Commons, Atrium

The intent to leave academia is not a topic often addressed in research. Working in academia is a very stressful and demanding job. Between peer pressure, burnout and mental health difficulties, there is an increase in faculty’s intent to leave the academic workplace. This study examines the impact of job-related characteristics and mental health on faculty’s intention to leave academia. For this research, academic individuals were recruited via email and asked to complete a survey. A multiple regression was run to predict intent to leave academia. The predictors for this analysis were organization support, peer support, peer pressure, job satisfaction, burnout, and mental health. The findings indicate that the predictors statistically predicted intent to leave academia. Therefore, poor mental health, job resources as well as high level of burnout and pressure predict individuals’ intent to leave academia.