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Journal:   MEDICAL JOURNAL OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN (MJIRI)   2017 , Volume 31 , Number 1; Page(s) 0 To 0.
 
Paper: 

Donor retention in health care in Iran: a factor analysis

 
DOI: 

10.18869/mjiri.31.13

 
Author(s):  AGHABABA SARA, NASIRIPOUR AMIR ASHKAN, MALEKI MOHAMMADREZA*, GOHARI MAHMOODREZA
 
* Department of Health Service Management, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
 
Abstract: 
Background: Long-term financial support is essential for the survival of a charitable organization. Health charities need to identify the effective factors influencing donor retention. Methods: In the present study, the items of a questionnaire were derived from both literature review and semi-structured interviews related to donor retention. Using a purposive sampling, 300 academic and executive practitioners were selected. After the follow-up, a total of 243 usable questionnaires were prepared for factor analysis. The questionnaire was validated based on the face and content validity and reliability through Cronbach’ s α-coefficient. Results: The results of exploratory factor analysis extracted 2 factors for retention: donor factor (variance = 33. 841%; Cronbach’ s α-coefficient = 90. 2) and charity factor (variance = 29. 038%; Cronbach’ s α-coefficient = 82. 8), respectively. Subsequently, confirmatory factor analysis was applied to support the overall reasonable fit. Conclusions: In this study, it was found that repeated monetary donations are supplied to the charitable organizations when both aspects of donor factor (retention factor and charity factor) for retention are taken into consideration. This model could provide a perspective for making sustainable donations and charitable giving.
 
Keyword(s): Charitable Giving,Donor,Retention,Factor Analysis,Health care
 
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