A Model for the Relationship between Work Attitudes and Beliefs of Knowledge Workers with Their Turnover Intention

  • Reza Rasouli Department of Management, Economics and Accounting, Payame Noor University
  • Mehdi Rashidi Department of Management, Economics and Accounting, Payame Noor University
  • Mojgan Hamidi Department of Management, Economics and Accounting, Payame Noor University

Abstract

Growing of science and technology and extending of knowledge-based organizations, the development and maintenance of high-performance knowledge workers with high-potential will be very critical institutionally and nationally. This study aimed to explore the predictability of knowledge workers’ intention to stay through their work attitudes and beliefs including believe in reliability of managers, job satisfaction and organizational commitment in the context of the academic community of Iran. Standard questionnaires were used to measure the variables. In order to gather data, stratified random sampling of faculty members in colleges and higher education institutions in South Khorasan, was accomplished. The results obtained in method of path analysis with AMOS software show that believe of knowledge workers in reliability of managers and organizational commitment can anticipate intend to stay. Among them, trust in management has the strongest indirect effect on the intention to stay. Also, job satisfaction through organizational commitment can predict the intention to stay of knowledge workers.
Keywords: trust in management, knowledge workers, turnover intention, retention, universities & higher education institutions
Published online
2014-11-23
How to Cite
Rasouli, R., Rashidi, M. and Hamidi, M. (2014) “A Model for the Relationship between Work Attitudes and Beliefs of Knowledge Workers with Their Turnover Intention”, Periodica Polytechnica Social and Management Sciences, 22(2), pp. 149-155. doi: https://doi.org/10.3311/PPso.7626.
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