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Blau, Gary – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 1989
Tested generalizability of career commitment measure and its impact on employee turnover using longitudinally tracked sample of bank tellers (N=133). Found career commitment could be reliably operationalized and was distinct from job involvement and organizational commitment. Discusses findings in terms of identifying threshold level for…
Descriptors: Employee Attitudes, Employer Employee Relationship, Generalization, Job Performance
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Webb, Kerry S. – Christian Higher Education, 2009
This study investigated the leadership behaviors of presidents of Christian colleges and universities in North America. Data were collected from the chief financial administrator, the chief student affairs administrator, and the chief academic administrator on the independent variables of transformational, transactional, and laissez-faire…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Transformational Leadership, Leadership, College Presidents
Berry, Catherine M. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this quantitative study was to compare the emotional intelligence competencies of a group of technical experts with high skills in problem-solving, leadership and mentoring (Group A) with a group of technical experts with lower skills in problem solving, leadership, and mentoring (Group B) at a semiconductor manufacturing factory in…
Descriptors: Expertise, Emotional Intelligence, Mentors, Data Analysis
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Aase, Karina; Olsen, Odd Einar; Pedersen, Cathrine – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2007
The article reports results from a research facilitated learning project carried out in an engineering department in an oil and gas company. The objective of the project was to enhance an awareness of and the ability to use, dialogue and reflection-based learning approaches. The results document that the project-based engineering setting induces…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Fuels, Industry, Engineering
Williams, Irene Ana – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Effective handling of conflict can result in effective teamwork and leadership, higher morale, increased productivity, satisfied customers, and satisfied employees. Ineffective conflict management styles in the workplace can lead to low levels of job satisfaction, resulting in high levels of turnover. Research indicates that the economic cost to…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Conflict, Job Satisfaction, Employee Attitudes
Hellweg, Susan A. – Journal of the College and University Personnel Association, 1981
The educational sector should be concerned about the reasons for and consequences of employee turnover. One of the ways in which an institution can assess the reasons for the departure of its employees is the exit interview. An exit interview is designed to gain information about voluntary employee turnover. (MLW)
Descriptors: College Administration, Employee Attitudes, Higher Education, Interviews
Dobbs, Kevin – Training, 2000
Dissatisfaction with managers is a major cause of employee turnover The Charles Schwab Corporation surveys employees annually and holds employee focus groups and online town meetings. The information is used for the coaching and training of department heads. (JOW)
Descriptors: Employee Attitudes, Employer Employee Relationship, Labor Turnover, Management Development
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Avey, James B.; Reichard, Rebecca J.; Luthans, Fred; Mhatre, Ketan H. – Human Resource Development Quarterly, 2011
The positive core construct of psychological capital (or simply PsyCap), consisting of the psychological resources of hope, efficacy, resilience, and optimism, has recently been demonstrated to be open to human resource development (HRD) and performance management. The research stream on PsyCap has now grown to the point that a quantitative…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Employees, Behavior, Job Performance
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Pillemer, Karl; Meador, Rhoda; Henderson, Charles, Jr.; Robison, Julie; Hegeman, Carol; Graham, Edwin; Schultz, Leslie – Gerontologist, 2008
Purpose: This article reports on a randomized, controlled intervention study designed to reduce employee turnover by creating a retention specialist position in nursing homes. Design and Methods: We collected data three times over a 1-year period in 30 nursing homes, sampled in stratified random manner from facilities in New York State and…
Descriptors: Allied Health Personnel, Labor Turnover, Nursing Homes, Specialists
Wilson, Jackson – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Dysfunctional voluntary employee turnover is an issue that leads to major direct and indirect costs (e.g., Sagie, Birati, & Tziner, 2002). Although job satisfaction has classically been the predominant construct used to explain turnover, recently a new construct, job embeddedness, has been relatively successful at helping explain additional…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Job Satisfaction, Labor Turnover, Test Construction
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Maryk, Margaretha – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 1982
Corporations are beginning to invest in employee fitness and health programs. Employee fitness programs result in greater morale and improved quality and quantity of work, decreased absenteeism, decreased employee turnover, and increased efficiency. (JN)
Descriptors: Athletics, Behavior Modification, Employee Attitudes, Exercise
Miller, Denine V. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This case study (Stake, 1995) examined the perceptions of long-term Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) to identify factors influencing their decision to remain employed as EMTs for the duration of a career. EMT retention plans frequently utilize data from either employee exit interviews or workers with intent to leave, and since privacy law…
Descriptors: Emergency Medical Technicians, Persistence, Case Studies, Labor Turnover
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Sorenson, Richard D. – Management in Education, 2007
Only in recent years have researchers begun to study stress in the workplace. Psychologists and other stress analysts have discovered that the most trying professions are those that involve high pressure and serious responsibilities, often beyond the control of the individuals employed. Most interesting, the American Institute of Stress revealed…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Stress Management, Coping, Teaching Conditions
Sheehan, Eugene P.; Hockett, Cherri – 1988
Research on employee turnover which has examined why employees quit their jobs has identified a wide range of variables that are associated with turnover, but has provided little information about the consequences of turnover for those who remain in an organization. This study was conducted to examine whether the manner in which turnover is…
Descriptors: Employee Attitudes, Higher Education, Job Performance, Labor Turnover
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Hammer, Leslie B.; Kossek, Ellen Ernst; Anger, W. Kent; Bodner, Todd; Zimmerman, Kristi L. – Journal of Applied Psychology, 2011
Drawing on a conceptual model integrating research on training, work-family interventions, and social support, we conducted a quasi-experimental field study to assess the impact of a supervisor training and self-monitoring intervention designed to increase supervisors' use of family-supportive supervisor behaviors. Pre- and postintervention…
Descriptors: Family Work Relationship, Conflict, Supervisors, Social Support Groups
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