Predictors of job strain and intention to quit in a reorganised Australian workforce
Noblet, Andrew, Graffam, Joseph and McWilliams, John 2006, Predictors of job strain and intention to quit in a reorganised Australian workforce, in BAM 2006 : building international communities through collaboration, British Academy of Management, [Belfast, Ireland], pp. 1-21.
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This study examined the role of working conditions in predicting the psychological health, job satisfaction, organisational commitment and intention to quit of employees working in an industry sector that had undergone large-scale organisational change. The working conditions were assessed using an augmented job strain model- whereby job demand, job control and social support had been augmented by industry-specific stressors - and the psychological contract model. The results of regression analyses indicate that social support was predictive of all of the outcome measures. Job control and the honouring of psychological contracts were both predictive of job satisfaction and commitment, Furthermore, job satisfaction and organisational commitment were found to mediate the relationship between working conditions and intention to quit. Collectively, these findings suggest that strategies aimed at combating the negative effects of organisational change could be enhanced by addressing several variables represented in the models - particularly social support, job control and psychological contracts.
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