Correlation between Job Rotation and Visiting Number in Environmental Health Employees

Document Type : Original Article


1 Environmental Health Department, Health Faculty, Islamic Azad University, Tehran Medical Branch, Tehran, Iran

2 Environmental Health Department, Health Faculty, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran


Aims Job rotation is considered as one of the human resource development methods. This
study was carried out to investigate the correlation between job rotation and visiting number
of Environmental Health employees.
Materials & Methods This descriptive cross-sectional study was done on environmental
health employees in three health centers of North, North West and East of Tehran in 2011.
42 persons were selected using stratified sampling method. Data collected using the
information collection form and using employee’s monthly detailed statistics to evaluate
their performance. Data were analyzed by SPSS 17 software using Mann-Whitney test.
Findings The mean of job rotation frequencies was 5.5±5.0 (least 1 to the most 20 times).
There was not a significant correlation (p>0.496) between the visiting frequency of persons
who had job rotation recently (76.14±15.46%) and persons who had not job rotation
recently (73.53±16.34%). There was no significant correlation between the visiting number
frequencies according to the number of rotations during work in four 1-5 (77.36±16.30%),
6-10 (74.02±13.20%), 11-15 (67.17±22.43%) and 16-20 rotations (66.37±17.09%) groups
Conclusion Environmental health employees’ performance is independent from their job
rotation condition, and job rotation does not improve employees’ visiting number.