ERIC Number: ED223927
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Predicting Individuals' Turnover and Internal Transfer Behavior. Wisconsin Working Paper 6-82-31.
Taylor, M. Susan; Covaleski, Mark A.
Researchers have spent considerable time and effort in the last 5 years developing process models to explain individuals' job turnover behavior. To examine the predictability of internal job transfers and turnover behavior from individuals' work values, career plans, and job satisfaction, nurses (N=160) completed questionnaires on demographic characteristics, job satisfaction, and work-related values, and surveys measuring job and work-related attitudes, and career values and plans. One year later nurses were classified as stayers, transferees, or leavers. Results showed that values and career plans rather than job satisfaction discriminated between those who remained in their jobs, accepted internal transfers, or turned over within the 1 year research period. The findings raise doubts about the use of internal transfers as a substitute for turnover and support the importance of employees' expectations about future satisfaction as a major determinant of job movement. (PAS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Graduate School of Business.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (54th, Minneapolis, MN, May 6-8, 1982).