The Influence of Human Resource Practices and Collective Affective Organizational Commitment on Aggregate Voluntary Turnover
43 Pages Posted: 4 Feb 2008
Date Written: 8/1/07
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
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