TITLE

Cusp-Catastrophic Model of Employee Turnover

AUTHOR(S)
Sheridan, John E.
PUB. DATE
August 1980
SOURCE
Academy of Management Proceedings (00650668);1980, p161
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Proceeding
ABSTRACT
A Cusp catastrophic model is developed to explain the termination behavior of nursing employees at four hospitals. The model indicates that two necessary, but not sufficient factors associated with terminations are that the employee perceive low organization commitment and medium to high levels of job tension. Furthermore, the temporal dynamics of the model would suggest that leavers will experience a marked decline in organization commitment during the six months preceeding their termination dates. The advantages of constructing catastrophic models of turnover are discussed.
ACCESSION #
4976193

 

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