Loneliness and turnover intentions among secondary school teachers
Birungi Tabwenda, Evelyn
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The purpose sought to find out the relationship between loneliness and turnover intentions among secondary school teachers. The study intended to achieve the following objectives; to find out the levels of loneliness, to find out the levels of turnover intentions and to find out whether loneliness and turnover intentions are significantly related. A correlational study design was used in the study to establish the relationship between loneliness and turnover intentions among secondary school teachers. The study used a total sample of 180 respondents were subjected to simple random sampling technique of sampling. Data was then collected using a self-administered questionnaires .The researcher later analyzed data using Statistical Package for Social Scientists version 23 (SPSS) and percentages and Pearson correlation coefficient (r) were used to test the hypotheses. The levels of loneliness were found high. Results revealed moderate levels of turnover intentions. Findings also revealed that there is a non-significant relationship between loneliness and turnover intention (r =.100, p>0.05). Although high levels of loneliness were observed among secondary school teachers, they may not necessarily resolve to turnover intentions. Several policies should be drafted by secondary school administrators to support the teacher’s well- being rather than solely focusing on obtaining profits and good grades from the students.