Why do employees leave their current employers? Beyond job dissatisfaction

Almaz M. K. Chak, Paul Nesbit, David Ahlstrom

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Abstract

We extended prior voluntary turnover research by investigating the relationships between boundaryless career attitudes and voluntary turnover. Specifically, we explored whether boundaryless career attitudes are widely held, and if such attitudes contribute to voluntary turnover behaviors. To answer the questions, we developed a scale measuring boundaryless career by adopting Ajzen’s theory of planned behavior, Betz et al.’s career decision making scale, and Bandura’s self-efficacy concept. The survey from 303 undergraduates in Hong Kong showed the instrument’s reliability and validity are acceptable. Exploratory factor analysis supported our theorizing that boundaryless career orientation consists of individual’s attitude, subjective norm and perceived behavioral control. Correlational analysis implied that boundaryless career attitudes are widespread, and such attitudes could contribute to voluntary turnover behaviors.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 25th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference
Subtitle of host publicationthe future of work and organisations
Place of PublicationSydney
PublisherArinex Pty Ltd
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)9781877040870
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (25th : 2011) - Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 7 Dec 20119 Dec 2011

Conference

ConferenceAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (25th : 2011)
CityWellington, New Zealand
Period7/12/119/12/11

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Chak, A. M. K., Nesbit, P., & Ahlstrom, D. (2011). Why do employees leave their current employers? Beyond job dissatisfaction. In Proceedings of the 25th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: the future of work and organisations Sydney: Arinex Pty Ltd.
Chak, Almaz M. K. ; Nesbit, Paul ; Ahlstrom, David. / Why do employees leave their current employers? Beyond job dissatisfaction. Proceedings of the 25th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: the future of work and organisations. Sydney : Arinex Pty Ltd, 2011.
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Chak, AMK, Nesbit, P & Ahlstrom, D 2011, Why do employees leave their current employers? Beyond job dissatisfaction. in Proceedings of the 25th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: the future of work and organisations. Arinex Pty Ltd, Sydney, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (25th : 2011), Wellington, New Zealand, 7/12/11.

Why do employees leave their current employers? Beyond job dissatisfaction. / Chak, Almaz M. K.; Nesbit, Paul; Ahlstrom, David.

Proceedings of the 25th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: the future of work and organisations. Sydney : Arinex Pty Ltd, 2011.

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Chak AMK, Nesbit P, Ahlstrom D. Why do employees leave their current employers? Beyond job dissatisfaction. In Proceedings of the 25th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: the future of work and organisations. Sydney: Arinex Pty Ltd. 2011