Turnover intention is a challenging issue in higher academic institutions. The contributing factors for this problem
were not well studied. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to assess the magnitude of turnover intention and
its associated factors among academic staffs of Mettu University, Ethiopia. Cross sectional study was conducted.
Simple random sampling technique was used. Data was collected using structured questionnaires. Data analysis was
conducted using SPSS version 20.0. Bivariate and multivariate logistic regressions were computed. p-Value<0.05 was
used as a cut-point to declare statistically significant variables. The overall magnitude of turnover intention was 75%
among the respondents. The odds of turnover intention among males was nearly seven times (AOR=6.78, 95%CI=2.66,
17.18) higher than that of among females. Besides, the odds of turnover intention among those who believe that it is
easy to get better job was nearly three times (AOR=95%CI=1.20, 5.90) more likely as compared to those who do not
think so. Further, the study revealed that the odds of turnover intention among those who think they can get new job
was five times (AOR=5.04, 95%CI=2.58, 9.85) more likely as compared to those who do not think so. In conclusion;
sex, employees feeling of easy to get better job, loyalty to organization and existence of alternative employment were
significantly associated with job turnover intention.