Predicting employees' intention to quit the job : an empirical study in Hong Kong

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Predicting employees' intention to quit the job : an empirical study in Hong Kong

 

Author: Ng, Lai-wo
Title: Predicting employees' intention to quit the job : an empirical study in Hong Kong
Degree: M.Sc.
Year: 2002
Subject: Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Employees -- Resignation -- China -- Hong Kong -- Forecasting
Department: Multi-disciplinary Studies
Dept. of Management
Pages: iv, 71 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm
Language: English
InnoPac Record: http://library.polyu.edu.hk/record=b1643156
URI: http://theses.lib.polyu.edu.hk/handle/200/2772
Abstract: Employee turnover has long been a popular and an unavoidable phenomenon in all kinds of organizations. Studies found that employees quitted their jobs due to monetary reason; meanwhile, statistics indicated that Hong Kong employees spent 31% of their monthly salary for the property mortgage repayment. Unfortunately, this prominent and unique phenomenon has never received any attention in local studies of employee turnover. By using 169 local employees as samples, the present study aimed at investigating the moderating effects of stress of mortgage repayment and perceived relative salary between job satisfaction, organizational commitment, perceived other alternatives and intention to quit. Results show that there is no moderating effect between perceived other alternatives and intention to quit. As hypothesized, the negative effect of organizational commitment on intention to quit was smaller when stress of mortgage repayment was higher. However, the negative effect of job satisfaction on intention to quit was even more strongly negative when stress of mortgage repayment was high. This was contrary to the original hypothesis. Implications for future research are discussed.

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