The Influence of Human Resource Practices and Collective Affective Organizational Commitment on Aggregate Voluntary Turnover

43 Pages Posted: 4 Feb 2008

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Timothy M. Gardner

Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management

Lisa M. Moynihan

London Business School

Patrick M. Wright

Cornell University - School of Industrial and Labor Relations

Date Written: 8/1/07

Abstract

We investigate the role of collective affective commitment in mediating the relationship between skill, motivation, and empowerment enhancing human resource practices and aggregate voluntary turnover in a multi-source, longitudinal study. Findings from 1748 employees and 20 top HR managers in 93 different workgroups suggest collective affective commitment partially mediates the negative relationship between motivation and empowerment enhancing practices and aggregate turnover. Human resource practices functioning to enhance the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the workforce are positively associated with voluntary turnover. Theoretical and methodological contributions to the study of the antecedents of aggregate turnover are discussed.

Keywords: Turnover, Commitment, Strategic Human Resource Management

Suggested Citation

Gardner, Timothy M. and Moynihan, Lisa M. and Wright, Patrick M., The Influence of Human Resource Practices and Collective Affective Organizational Commitment on Aggregate Voluntary Turnover (8/1/07). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1089190 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1089190

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Lisa M. Moynihan

London Business School ( email )

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Patrick M. Wright

Cornell University - School of Industrial and Labor Relations ( email )

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