ERIC Number: ED326943
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Factors Related to Organizational Turnover Intentions of Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service Agents.
Carter, Carolyn G.; And Others
The relationship between employee turnover intentions and various predictors of turnover are examined in this study based on the theoretical framework of March and Simon's (1958) "decision to participate" model. Specifically, the predictors include desirability of movement (organizational commitment), ease of movement, job satisfaction, life interest, and selected demographic variables. Mailed questionnaires to 261 parish Louisiana Cooperative Extension home economics and agriculture agents yielded 240 returns, (a 92 percent response rate). Stepwise multiple regression analysis indicated that desirability of movement (organizational commitment) is the strongest single predictor of intention to quit an organization. Another finding is that organizational commitment and job satisfaction interact to form the desirability of movement component, suggesting that the strength of these variables should be determined before testing desirability of movement. One figure on the intention to quit the organization model is included. (18 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Cooperative Extension Service; Louisiana
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference on Quality-of-Life Studies in Marketing and Management (3rd, Blacksburg, VA, November 1989).