Previously published as: Journal of European Industrial Training
Online from: 2012
Subject Area: Learning and Development
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|Title:||Employee development and turnover intention: theory validation|
|Author(s):||Wali Rahman, (Department of Management Sciences, National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad, Pakistan), Zekeriya Nas, (Turkish Department, National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad, Pakistan)|
|Citation:||Wali Rahman, Zekeriya Nas, (2013) "Employee development and turnover intention: theory validation", European Journal of Training and Development, Vol. 37 Iss: 6, pp.564 - 579|
|Keywords:||Employees, Employees development, Employees turnover, Human capital, Human capital theory, Pakistan, Social exchange theory, Turnover intention|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/EJTD-May-2012-0015 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – This study aims to examine the pattern of behavior of turnover intentions in developing countries
Design/methodology/approach – The study uses a sample of 329 collected from 16 public universities in the province with about 3,500 population for analysis. The hypothesized relationships are tested using Amos 18 through path analysis.
Findings – The results indicate employee's turnover intention is predicted by employee development perceptions. The study validates the theory of development-attitude-behavior relationship.
Research limitations/implications – The paper carries discussion about the methodology used in the paper, limitations of the research and recommendations for possible future research.
Originality/value – This is an empirical study of academia in a region of Pakistan with a sufficiently large sample that has not been carried out earlier. The study has importance for those at the helm of affairs and policy makers.
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