TITLE

The Power of Momentum: A New Model of Dynamic Relationships between Job Satisfaction Change and Turnover Intentions

AUTHOR(S)
Chen, Gilad; Ployhart, Robert E.; Thomas, Helena Cooper; Anderson, Neil; Bliese, Paul D.
PUB. DATE
February 2011
SOURCE
Academy of Management Journal;Feb2011, Vol. 54 Issue 1, p159
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study offers a new theoretical perspective on the unique nature and function of job satisfaction change, or systematic improvement or decline in job satisfaction over time. Using four diverse samples, we show that differences in the extent to which job satisfaction systematically improves or declines account for change in employees' "turnover intentions" left unexplained by absolute (average) levels of job satisfaction. Further, we show that future-oriented work expectations partially mediate this relationship, and organizational tenure moderates the relationship between job satisfaction change and future-oriented work expectations. These findings provide new insights into the dynamic processes leading to turnover decisions.
ACCESSION #
59215089

 

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