Turnover behaviour of the executive grade, Hong Kong Government

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Turnover behaviour of the executive grade, Hong Kong Government


Author: Yung, Shan-man Connie
Title: Turnover behaviour of the executive grade, Hong Kong Government
Degree: M.Sc.
Year: 1997
Subject: Government executives -- China -- Hong Kong
Hong Kong (China) -- Officials and employees -- Turnover
Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Department: Multi-disciplinary Studies
Pages: iv, 80, [12] leaves : ill. ; 30 cm
Language: English
InnoPac Record: http://library.polyu.edu.hk/record=b1257013
URI: http://theses.lib.polyu.edu.hk/handle/200/1390
Abstract: Due to the change of sovereignty in 1997, the political and social environment have experienced great changes. The British administration in Hong Kong is encountering an unprecedented departure of civil servants. Similar to other Departmental Grades in the Civil Service, the Executive Grade has also faced an unprecedented high turnover rate. This study tries to examine, analyse and evaluate the factors behind this phenomenon : what is the impact of the 1997 crisis on the turnover behaviour of the Executive Grade? What is the relationship between job satisfaction and intention to quit? How about the relationship between the demographic variables, (namely, marital status, sex, education and substantive rank) and job satisfaction or intention to quit? How far does the past research on turnover tie in with the turnover behaviour of the Executive Grade? We have adopted the Mobley model of intermediate linkages to examine the the turnover intention of the Executive Grade. Self-administered questionnaires have been despatched to a total of 250 Executive Officers of all ranks. Statistical analyses have been conducted and evaluated. Our study reveals that job satisfaction has no direct effect on the intention to quit. This is in line with the past research on turnover. Among the demographic variables being tested, only education has expressed no significant relationship with either job satisfaction or intention to quit. Last but not the least, the research findings also shows that the turnover behaviour in Hong Kong is no different from elsewhere in the world.

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