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Table 2 Total and sub-group frequency distribution by reasons for leaving last job

From: Factors affecting job satisfaction and retention of medical laboratory professionals in seven countries of Sub-Saharan Africa

Reason for leaving last job Total (n = 115) Less highly trained laboratory technicians (n = 57) Highly trained laboratory technicians (n = 58)
Relocation/left area/family preferences 26 (22.6%) 13 (22.8%) 13 (22.4%)
Excessive/unequal workload 4 (3.5%) 4 (7.0%) 0 (0.0%)
Lack of appreciation/recognition from management 11 (9.6%) 3 (5.3%) 8 (13.8%)
Poor working conditions 15 (13.0%) 10 (17.5%) 5 (8.7%)
Lack of benefits 27 (23.5%) 13 (22.8%) 14 (24.1%)
Lack of professional development 32 (27.8%) 14 (24.6%) 18 (31.0%)