Relationship between Perceived Organizational Politics, Organizational Trust, Human Resource Management Practices and Turnover Intention Among Nigerian Nurses

20 Pages Posted: 8 Jun 2014

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Ramatu Abubakar

Universiti Utara Malaysia - Graduate School

Ajay Chauhan

Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business

Kabiru Maitama Kura

UTB School of Business, Universiti Teknologi Brunei; Universiti Teknologi Brunei

Date Written: May 14, 2014

Abstract

Prior research has indicated that employee turnover is detrimental to both individuals and organisations. Because a turnover intention in the workplace is detrimental, several factors have been suggested to better understand the reasons why employees may decide to leave their organisations. Some of the organizational-related factors that have been considered by previous research include perceived organizational justice, job satisfaction, perceived psychological contract breach, and perceived organizational support, among others. Despite these empirical studies, literatures indicate that less attention has been paid to the influence of perceived organisational politics, organizational trust, and perceived human resource practices management (HRM) practices on employee turnover. Hence, the present study fills in the gap by examining the relationship between perceived organisational politics, organizational trust, perceived human resource management practices and employee turnover among Registered Nurses in Nigerian public hospitals using multiple regression analysis technique. One hundred and seventy five Registered Nurses participated in the study. Result indicated that perceived organisational politics was significantly and positively related to turnover intentions. The result also showed that both organizational trust and perceived human resource practices were significantly and negatively related to turnover intentions. Theoretical and practical implications of the results are discussed.

Keywords: turnover intentions, organizational politics, organizational trust, human resource practices, Nigerian hospitals

JEL Classification: MRN

Suggested Citation

Abubakar, Ramatu and Chauhan, Ajay and Kura, Kabiru Maitama, Relationship between Perceived Organizational Politics, Organizational Trust, Human Resource Management Practices and Turnover Intention Among Nigerian Nurses (May 14, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2447140 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2447140

Ramatu Abubakar

Universiti Utara Malaysia - Graduate School ( email )

Institute for Governance, Innovation and Law
College of Law, Government and International Studi
Sintok, KS Kedah 06010
Malaysia

Ajay Chauhan

Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business ( email )

Universiti Utara Malaysia
Sintok, Kedah 06010
Malaysia

Kabiru Maitama Kura (Contact Author)

UTB School of Business, Universiti Teknologi Brunei ( email )

Jalan Tungku Link
Gadong BE1410
Bandar Seri Begawan
Brunei

Universiti Teknologi Brunei ( email )

Tungku Link
Gadong
Berakas A, Brunei Muara BE1410
Brunei

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