Turnover intentions of employees with informal eldercare responsibilities: The role of core self-evaluations and supervisor support

Greaves, Claire, Parker, Stacey L., Zacher, Hannes, & Jimmieson, Nerina L. (2015) Turnover intentions of employees with informal eldercare responsibilities: The role of core self-evaluations and supervisor support. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 82(1), pp. 79-115.

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Abstract

As longevity increases, so does the need for care of older relatives by working family members. This research examined the interactive effect of core self-evaluations and supervisor support on turnover intentions in two samples of employees with informal caregiving responsibilities. Data were obtained from 57 employees from Australia (Study 1) and 66 employees from the United States and India (Study 2). Results of Study 1 revealed a resource compensation effect, that is, an inverse relationship between core self-evaluations and turnover intentions when supervisor care support was low. Results of Study 2 extended these findings by demonstrating resource boosting effects. Specifically, there was an inverse relationship between core self-evaluations and subsequent turnover intentions for those with high supervisor work and care support. In addition, employees' satisfaction and emotional exhaustion from their work mediated the inverse relationship between core self-evaluations and subsequent turnover intentions when supervisor work support and care support were high. Overall, these findings highlight the importance of employee- and supervisor-focused intervention strategies in organizations to support informal caregivers.

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ID Code: 91905
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Core Self-evaluations, Supervisor Support, Turnover Intentions, Employed Informal Caregivers
DOI: 10.1177/0091415015624418
ISSN: 1541-3535
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Human Resources Management (150305)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 Sage Publications, Inc
Deposited On: 17 Jan 2016 23:02
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2016 02:05

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