The retention of academics in the early career phase

  • Bester C
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The purpose of the study was to determine to what extent academics in the early career phase at a South African higher education institution are committed to the institution in question and the impact which this commitment has on labour turnover. More than 21% of the original respondents left the institution while this research was still underway. Insufficient financial remuneration was the most important reason why the respondents considered leaving the institution.




Bester, C. (2008). The retention of academics in the early career phase. SA Journal of Human Resource Management, 6(2), 32–41.

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