ERIC Number: ED225087
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Mobley et al. Turnover Model Reanalysis and Review of Existing Data.
Dalessio, Anthony; And Others
Job satisfaction has been identified as one of the most important antecedents of turnover, although it rarely accounts for more than 16% of the variance in employee withdrawal. Several data sets collected on the Mobley, Horner, and Hollingsworth (1978) model of turnover were reanalyzed with path analytic techniques. Data analyses revealed support for three general hypotheses, i.e., that: (1) age has an indirect effect on turnover through job satisfaction; (2) job satisfaction has an indirect effect on turnover through withdrawal cognitions; and (3) intention to quit is the immediate precursor of turnover. Although the data supported these hypotheses, inconsistencies were apparent in the data for many specific linkages proposed by Mobley et al. The findings suggest that the inconsistencies may be due to diversity of samples studies, the problem of unmeasured variables, and construct measurement problems. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (90th, Washington, DC, August 23-27, 1982).