Leadership Behavior and Job Satisfaction as Predictors of Turnover Intention of Radiologic Technologists Working in Academic Institutions in Region XI, Philippines

  • Francisco J. Sedillo Jr., Felix C. Chavez Jr.


Turnover intention is the most prevalent issue nowadays in every organization. It is widely understood that recognizing and dealing with antecedents of turnover intentions is a good way to reduce real turnover. This quantitative study utilized the descriptive-correlational method. The selection of respondents was limited only to all full-time radiologic technologist instructors working in 5 higher education institutions of Radiologic Technology program in Region XI, Philippines. Moreover, sets of standardized questionnaires were used as instruments in gathering information from the respondents. Mean, Pearson Product-Moment Correlation, and Multiple Regression Analysis were the statistical methods used in the study. The findings showed that radiologic technology administrators' overall leadership behavior (3.76) was high, radiologic technologists' job satisfaction (3.45) was moderate, and radiologic technologists' intention to leave (3.37) was moderate. Moreover, the results yielded leadership behavior (r = -0.520, p<.05= 0.019) and job satisfaction (r = -0.484, p<.05= 0.030) had a negative correlation with the turnover intention of radiologic technologists. Increased leadership behavior and job satisfaction would reduce radiologic technologists' intention to leave. Furthermore, the results of regression analysis revealed that leadership behavior significantly predicts turnover intention (β = -0.520, p<.05= 0.019) while job satisfaction was not a significant predictor of turnover intention (β = -0.238, p>.05= 0.410). This study discovered new information that will help researchers and policymakers in reducing turnover intentions of the employees.

Keywords: Social Science, Leadership Behavior, Job Satisfaction, Turnover Intention, Descriptive-Correlation, Region XI, Philippines