Antecedents of Turnover Intentions: A Study of Karachi Business Schools

Journal of Business Studies, Vol. 12, No. 1, p. 139-156, Spring 2016

18 Pages Posted: 5 Apr 2017

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Muhammad Ashraf

Indus University Karachi

Nawaz Ahmad

RTS (Research, Trainings, and Solutions); Institute of Business Management (IoBM)

Sheema Haider

Indus University

Date Written: September 27, 2016

Abstract

Purpose: This study mainly investigates the factors, like job satisfaction, affective commitment, perceived organizational support and distributive justice as antecedents of turnover intentions.

Methodology: This study utilized the quantitative approach by distributing questionnaires to 200 employees working in leading business schools of Karachi, Pakistan. The correlation and regression analyses have been performed.

Findings: The results of the study revealed that, all the predictors negatively correlated and influenced turnover intention.

Practical Implitation: The findings and framework of this study will be useful to the university organizations, in identifying the factors making the employees working with them to quit. Pakistan is believed to be the potential Market for Investment in Education. This empirical attempt can be used as kick start for investment in this sector. By taking corrective measures the university organizations can retain knowledge workers, and avoid the anguishes of new hiring.

Keywords: Turnover Intention, Affective Commitment, Distributive Justice, Job Satisfaction, POS, Business Schools, Karachi, Pakistan

JEL Classification: C12, J28, J63

Suggested Citation

Ashraf, Muhammad and Ahmad, Nawaz and Haider, Sheema, Antecedents of Turnover Intentions: A Study of Karachi Business Schools (September 27, 2016). Journal of Business Studies, Vol. 12, No. 1, p. 139-156, Spring 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2844135

Muhammad Ashraf (Contact Author)

Indus University Karachi ( email )

Indus Institute of Higher Education
Indus University
Karachi, PA Sindh 75000
Pakistan

HOME PAGE: http://indus.edu.pk

Nawaz Ahmad

RTS (Research, Trainings, and Solutions) ( email )

9th Nishat Lane, DHA 6
9th Nishat Lane, DHA 6
Karachi, Sindh 75500
Pakistan
00923009292422 (Phone)

Institute of Business Management (IoBM) ( email )

Plot # 84
Korangi Creek
Karachi, Sindh 75190
Pakistan

HOME PAGE: http://www.faculty.iobm.edu.pk/staff/nawaz-ahmad/

Sheema Haider

Indus University ( email )

ST-2D, Block 17, Gulshan-e-Iqbal
Gulshan-e-Iqbal
Karachi, Sindh 75300
Pakistan

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