Date of Paper


Type of Paper

Clinical research paper

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)


Social Work

First Advisor

Rajean Moone


Social Work


The revolving door of staff and supervisors serving adults with disabilities distresses not only the agencies serving these individuals, but the clients, the economic well-being of the agency, the financial pockets of the state, and on the morale of the staff left behind. This qualitative research project analyzed expert thoughts and opinions from nine professionals currently or recently working in the field of adults with disabilities alongside a literature review. The results of the research depicted that for most professionals intrinsic incentives would enhance staff retention when they are being extrinsically compensated for their work. Based on the results of this study more needs to be done at the state level to increase the funding for staff and supervisors serving adults with disabilities which may increase staff retention and effectively cost agencies and the state less money.

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