Employee Turnover among Academic Staff in a Newly Established College in Thailand


  • Mahmoud Moussa


Employee Turnover, Work, College


This study was an inclusive assessment of the aspects of employee turnover among academicstaff in an educational setting. This text encompasses general background and converses the enormityof the employee turnover quandary, such as an individual’s job dissatisfaction in a workplace. Thus, thescreening of reasons that push many employees to quit their job would be a guide to a healthier diagnosisof the turnover problem in numerous organizations, in order to assist with this dilemma. The purposesof this study were to name and to draw attention to the reasons or motives related to employee turnoverof the selected college and to gain indications of causes regarding employee turnover. Interviews wereconducted with fi fteen instructors, aged between 25-40 years old, seven of whom had already quit theirjobs in the past six months, and eight of whom have attempted to seek jobs in other organizations.Data were accumulated from in-depth, semi-structured interviews of the respondents. The fi ndings wereconstructed by providing a pervasive portrayal of the setting. After the investigation, the researcherdiscusses achievable and indispensable factors that might lead to job dissatisfaction and employeeturnover. It consists of four issues and their mechanisms: (1) An ineffective system which was comprisedof an improper evaluation system, inaccurate organizational structure, lack of training and coaching,reprioritization, lack of problem solving skills and dialogue, inadequate reward system, severe rules andregulations, defi ciencies in system development, vagueness of fi nance issues, inadequate facilities,barrenrecruitment and selection, and lack of managing confl icts; (2) Behavioral issues which consisted ofdominance, irresponsibility, and lack of integrity; (3) Communication skills consisting of one-waycommunication, and poor interaction; and (4) Feelings of bias and mistrust involved with negativeperceptions and unequal opportunities. Finally, the researcher develops recommendations for furtherresearch.

Keywords : Employee Turnover, Work, College


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Moussa, M. (2013). Employee Turnover among Academic Staff in a Newly Established College in Thailand. HRD Journal, 2(2), 109–121. Retrieved from https://so01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/HRDJ/article/view/11290



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