Relationship between employability and turnover intention: The moderating effects of organizational support and career orientation

Baranchenko, Yevhen, Xie, Yizhong, Lin, Zhibin, Lau, Marco Chi Keung and Ma, Jie (2020) Relationship between employability and turnover intention: The moderating effects of organizational support and career orientation. Journal of Management and Organization, 26 (2). pp. 241-262. ISSN 1833-3672

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Abstract

This study examines the impact of employability on turnover intention by differentiating internal and external employability, and considering the possible moderating roles of perceived organizational support (POS) and career orientation. Using a sample of 411 responses to a two-wave questionnaire survey generated from six cities in China, we find that external employability positively influenced turnover intention, but internal employability negatively influenced turnover intention. The results also indicate that POS had a positive moderating effect only on the relationship between external employability and turnover intention. Furthermore, for employees with disengaged career orientation, external employability exerts a strong impact on turnover intention. This study adds to the limited research empirically linking employability and turnover intention, whereas the findings can be used by HRM practitioners to factor in organizational support and career orientation initiatives that improve the retention of employees with high external employability.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: employee relations; turnover; organizational behavior; protean and boundaryless careers
Subjects: L100 Economics
N100 Business studies
N200 Management studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2019 13:36
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2020 09:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/41742

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