Intermediate Linkages in the Relationship Between Job Satisfaction and Employee Turnover

Mobley, William H.
April 1977
Journal of Applied Psychology;Apr77, Vol. 62 Issue 2, p237
Academic Journal
The relationship between job satisfaction and turnover is significant and consistent, but not particularly strong. A more complete understanding of the psychology of the withdrawal decision process requires investigation beyond the replication of the satisfaction-turnover relationship. Toward this end, a heuristic model of the employee withdrawal decision process, which identifies possible intermediate linkages in the satisfaction-turnover relationship, is presented. Previous studies relevant to the hypothesized linkages are cited, and possible avenues of research are suggested.


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