Examining the Job Search-Turnover Relationship: The Role of Embeddedness, Job Satisfaction, and Available Alternatives
Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 96, No. 2, pp. 432-441, 2011
11 Pages Posted: 25 Jan 2012 Last revised: 29 Apr 2013
Date Written: December 13, 2010
This study examined factors that may help explain under what conditions employee job search effort may most strongly (or weakly) predict subsequent turnover. As predicted, the job search-turnover relationship was stronger when employees had lower levels of job embeddedness and job satisfaction and higher levels of available alternatives. These findings suggest that there may be a number of factors interacting to influence employees’ turnover decisions, indicating greater complexity to the process than described in prominent sequential turnover models.
Keywords: job search, turnover, alternatives, job satisfaction, embeddedness
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