The relative strength of job attitudes and job embeddedness in predicting turnover in a U.S. Military academy

Brooks C. Holtom, Daryl R. Smith, Douglas R. Lindsay, James P. Burton

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Abstract

This longitudinal study explored the relative strength of job satisfaction, components of organizational commitment, dimensions of job embeddedness and person- organization fit as predictors of voluntary turnover at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Using survey data from 643 first- and second-year cadets, we found that job satisfaction, affective commitment, on-the-job embeddedness, and person- organization fit were significantly negatively related to turnover. Based on relative weights analysis, we found the most powerful predictor of cadet turnover was person- organization fit, which has important implications for military leaders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)397-408
Number of pages12
JournalMilitary Psychology
Volume26
Issue number5-6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology(all)

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