Turnover and training: The influence of perceived organisational support

Banks, Tamara D., Yeo, Gillian B., & Neal, Andrew (2004) Turnover and training: The influence of perceived organisational support. Australian Journal of Psychology, 56(S), p. 145.

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The purpose of this study was to ascertain whether perceived organisational support moderated the relationship between turnover intention and training participation. The sample comprised 4316 employees in 2002 and 5757 employees in 2003, from the State Government Public Service. Data was collected via surveys. Multiple hierarchical regressions were conducted. The findings offer limited support for the hypothesized moderating influence of perceived organisational support. The interaction between perceived organisational support and training participation did significantly contribute to the prediction of turnover in time 1 and time 2. Furthermore, as anticipated, training participation was negatively related to turnover intention and this relationship was stronger in climates were organisational support was perceived to be low rather than high. However, longitudinal analysis revealed that given the effect of other variables, the interaction between perceived organisational support and training participation, did not significantly contribute to the prediction of turnover intentions. An implication of these findings is that employers who are striving to manage turnover, should focus on managing perceived organisational support rather than training participation.

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ID Code: 5434
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information about this journal abstract please refer to the publisher's website (link above) or contact the author t.banks@qut.edu.au
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ISSN: 1742-9536
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Industrial and Organisational Psychology (170107)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: First published in Australian Journal of Psychology Combined Abstracts of 2004 Australian Psychology Conferences 56(Supplement):145.
Deposited On: 07 Dec 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 18:31

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